Luisita Photo Studio

  • Argentina
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Located in a flat in the famous Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires, for more than 30 years “Luisita Photo Studio” portrayed hundreds of celebrities of the Argentinian show business.
Starting in the 60’s, Luisita - the shy and sensitive woman behind the camera - found the way to position herself in a field of art dominated by men. Together with her two inseparable sisters, they performed a great labor of craft work that - although shadowed by technology - today has a new meaning.
More than 25,000 unpublished photos from the Argentinian pop culture open up in front of our eyes, and, together with them, the Escarria sisters’ spirit that remains intact.

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  • Original Title
    Foto estudio Luisita
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Hugo Manso
  • Cinematography
    Sol Miraglia
  • Editing
    Celeste Contratti
  • Music
    Guillermo Guareschi
  • Runtime
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FIDBA, Buenos Aires Int’l Documentary Film Festival. Argentina (2018)
    • Tucumán Latin American Film Festival. Argentina (2018)
    • Havana Film Festival. Cuba (2018)
    • Oaxaca / Caravan “Between Women Filmmakers” by Cairo Women IFF. Mexico (2019)
    • Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse. France (2019)
    • Talento Emergente. Mexico (2019)
    • Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
  • Awards
    • Audience Award - BAFICI, Buenos Aires Int’l Independent Film Festival. Argentina (2018)
    • Audience Award & Special Mention for Best Directors - FECILBBA, Bahía Blanca Independent Film Festival. Argentina (2018)
    • Best First Film Award - FICSUR International Film Festival. Argentina (2019)
    • Best Cinematography - Brooklyn Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
    • Best Documentary Award - Raíces Festival de Cine de Chivilcoy. Argentina (2019)
    • Best Film Award - Vecine, Festival de Cine de Villa Crespo. Argentina (2019) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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