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Film Info
Las flores de mi familia

Film Information

Exhibition Title Las flores de mi familia
Original Title Las flores de mi familia
English Title The Flowers of My Family
Director Juan Ignacio F. Hoppe
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 78'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Nivia Quintana, Alicia Hoppe, Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe
  • Edición / Editing: Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe,
  • Guillermo Rocamora
  • Producción / Producer: Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe,
  • Carolina Campo, Palleiro-Rocamora
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Hoppe Films, Lobo Hombre, Séacuàtico
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Apart from creating a subtle porosity between documentary and fiction, Fernández Hoppe’s story rewrites the hero’s path –the most classic narrative structure– and shapes a modern form that could be called “the moving of the heroines”. With over five years of home footage, Las flores de mi familia details the tribulations of 90 year-old Nivia, who must leave the house she shares with her daughter Alicia, when she forms a couple. With a mix of stealth and grace, Nivia worries equally about the future of her balcony plants and her new place in the family’s reorganization. Fernández Hoppe and his mother Alicia co-star in Mario Levrero’s El discurso vacío, in which the Uruguayan writer reshaped his everyday life, also in the middle of a moving, affecting similar barriers that separate autobiography from pure creation. Here, Fernández Hoppe’s writing eye finds bellicose pigeons, choreographic cranes in Montevideo piers, and an epic character who engages in a pedestrian battle for lucidity.


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