Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires

Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title HU
Original Title HU
English Title HU Enigma
Directors Pedro Urano
Joana Traub Csekö
Year 2011
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 78'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Pedro Urano, Joana Traub Csekö
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Pedro Urano
  • Edición / Editing: Marina Fraga
  • Producción / Producer: Samantha Capideville
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Alice Filmes
More info:


HU are the initials that commonly describe the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital in Rio de Janeiro: a mass of concrete of 220,000 sq. meters with the Pharaonic size military dictatorships used to plan things with, and built amidst endless incidents throughout several decades. Both claimed and abandoned by different orbits of state administration, it splits inevitably in half. What’s that like, you ask? While half the Pi letter-shaped building managed to survive through budgetary and political ups-and-downs and became a quality medical center, another area was never used and ended up in ruins –thanks to vandalism, floods, and the simple wearing of time. HU, the documentary, goes through very concrete walls in order to depict that amazing duality with interviews to experts (doctors, architects, politicians) and a horror film atmosphere when it goes over to the dark side. And it also allows to be interpreted –especially its devastating final shot– as a tragic metaphor of a certain notion of public affairs, and of dreams that are too big –and of so many other things.


Schedule for this film

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