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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Villegas
Original Title Villegas
English Title
Director Gonzalo Tobal
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 95'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Esteban Lamothe, Esteban Bigliardi, Mauricio Minetti, Paula Carruega, Lucía Cavallotti
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Gonzalo Tobal
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Lucas Gaynor
  • Edición / Editing: Delfina Castagnino
  • Producción / Producer: Benjamín Domenech, Juan Villegas, Santiago Gallelli
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Rei Cine, Tresmilmundos Cine, PBK Cine
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General Villegas, in the North East corner of the Buenos Aires province, is a quiet farmers’ town. Two cousins in their thirties who moved to the capital city years ago are now driving back to the town to attend their grandfather’s burial. Things are not entirely cool between bohemian Pipa and the more “porteño” Esteban, who has a steady job and is about to be married (and is played by Esteban Lamothe, now walking back the journey from the interior to Buenos Aires he had made in The Student). Neither of them appreciates what the other has becomEdición: the trip and the reunion –with family members, friends from the past, memories– will either bring the cousins together or finally split their paths (or both things). Far from the acidity with which the great Manuel Puig turned his home town Villegas into a symbol of the saying “the smaller the town, the bigger the fuss”, this first feature by awarded short film director Gonzalo Tobal draws a quiet generational portrait and sheds some delicate light on the conflicts, fears, and emotions that lie on the border between youth and adulthood.

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