Scene from the film Casa del Teatro
Scene from the film Casa del Teatro
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Casa del Teatro

  • Argentina
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Selected by Magdalena Arau, Programmer at BAFICI, for Recommended By...Festivals, a partnership with 11 film festivals from across North and South America. With this collaboration we chart a course all along the map of the Americas as well as through the contemporary documentary scene.

"Rosselli is a director who knows how to look and wait, who thinks forms free from imperatives, custom-made for the characters he decides to meet. Here, the structure is built upon Oscar –his elusive memory, his own tricks. The Theater House, his home, is the scenery of an invocation: A building as real as it is fantastic, the museum of a past that’s eminently fictional, the limbo of representation again turned into film." - Magdalena Arau, BAFICI

Oscar Brizuela is an 80 year old actor. He lives at a Theatre House, an institution for retired actors and people from the entertainment business industry. Slowly recovering from a heart attack, he suffers some memory loss and troubles on the go. He has almost no contact with his family and it’s been 10 years since he knew from Maximiliano, his son. While recovering he manages to remember some things. Hypothesis of his whereabouts, course, and a few addresses. With a registry that combines found footage, documentary observation and interviews, this movie attempts to represent this drift.

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  • Original Title
    Casa del Teatro
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Hernán Rosselli
  • Cinematography
    Hernán Rosselli
  • Editing
    Ana Remón, Hernán Rosselli
  • Sound
    Guido de Niro
  • Runtime
    67 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Format
    • Colour 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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