Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires Agenda Cultural de Buenos Aires

Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Mapa
English Title Map
Director León Siminiani
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 85'
  • G, F, E: León Siminiani
  • S: Nacho Royo
  • P: María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz
  • CP: Avalon P.C., Pantalla Partida
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First it was the Messenger, and now Facebook, Twitter and other social networks have helped us become aware of something first-person documentary filmmaking (way before Fernando Pessoa) had proven a long time ago: identity is always a pseudonym, the “I” is barely a mix of expectations other people projects on us and our desire to match them, together with the image we have of ourselves. Mapa, the first feature-length film by the most obsessive short film director in Spanish cinema, León Siminiani, is the travel journal of a neurotic character that has the same voice and name as the filmmaker and travels to India in search of a revelation, only to bump against the impossibility of shooting a film. Without any need of worn meta-cinematographic exercises, Siminiani combines comedy and self-exploration with an obsession for dramatic writing and mise en scène in a film that is also a lesson in DIY (Do It Yourself) craftiness, which in this case should probably be called Invent Yourself instead. GPA

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