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Caprichosos de San Telmo

Film Information

Exhibition Title Caprichosos de San Telmo
Original Title Caprichosos de San Telmo
English Title
Director Alison Murray
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 72'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Héctor Roterio (Pichi), Graciela Macier, Sergio Pasquini, Matías
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Alison Murray
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Alison Murray
  • Edición / Editing: Roland Schlimme
  • Producción / Producer: Kathleen Smith
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Hellhound Productions
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Carnival is coming, and the murga gets prepared. Hats, suits, gloves, and thousands of figures made with sequins are being ready while dance moves and drum rolls are perfected. Through the testimonies of different members, the camera gets into the preparations, the backstage of the February carnival parade teams. The group’s passionate director and founder Pichi works as a cab-driver and talks about the origin of that dance and a bit of history of the streets he’s driving through. Meanwhile, other members explain how they clear away from their everyday problems when they suit up. There are those who get to do that because they were brought in by their brothers, or parents; others joined in search of a place to have fun; and there are also the ones who were just passing through the neighborhood and got caught up by the sound of the drums. Each and every one of the San Telmo Caprichosos got there for more or less casual reasons, and today many of them see it as their family, their community, their team.


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