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Film Info
La casa (de Gustavo Fontán)

Film Information

Exhibition Title La casa (de Gustavo Fontán)
Original Title La casa (de Gustavo Fontán)
English Title The House
Director Gustavo Fontán
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 62'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Gustavo Fontán
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Diego Poleri, Gustavo Schiaffino
  • Edición / Editing: Mario Bocchicchio
  • Producción / Producer: Guillermo Pineles
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Insomnia Films
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La casa closes the trilogy that started with El árbol and Elegía de abril, and returns to that house in Banfield where the filmmaker’s parents lived. As it happened in the other films, Fontán manages to occupy the empty spots with evocations and presences. The house is now empty, and we can notice the figure of one of the acacia trees that started this story, on the sidewalk outside. But the camera will stay inside, going through the wallpapers and the dark rooms, sensing through thick air the memory of other voices and environments. A film with no characters that is filled with absence, La casa goes through the aura of a place that is pure past. The last minutes of the film detail the destruction of the house –which feels like an implosion. A demolition company’s trucks tear down the walls and bury the memories and images under a dust cloud that looks a lot like oblivion. The resignation of being faced with an advancing world, and an elegy for a time that is gone.


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