102’ / Documentary / Argentina / 2013 / HD Full Frame / 16:9 / Spanish / English Subtitles.
The film tells the story of Alejandra Pizarnik: mythic Argentine poet who committed suicide at the age of 36 and whose work later censored by the last Argentine military dictatorship. The story focuses on the central conflicts that marked her writing, within the context of the avant garde and social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s.
Using an intimate and sensory-based cinematographic language, and a narrative approach that is full of psychological and passionate tensions, the film submerges the spectator into Alejandra’s inner world in order to attempt to understand her from her creative and human core. Her personal diaries, letters, poems, as well as accounts by close friends and family, offer us hints about the mysterious path that led her to her self-destruction.
Years after its writer’s death, the poetry of Alejandra Pizarnik has been rediscovered by new generations of writers and readers, making her the most read Argentine poet in the world.
Written, directed and produced by: Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina
Art, cinematography, film editing, sound: Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina
Produced by: Canal Encuentro / Virna y Ernesto
Cast: Vanesa Molina, Carmela y Jerónimo Direse Rojo, Isadora y Nika Ardito.
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