Albertina Carri wants to make a film about Isidro Velázquez, an almost mythical outlaw figure from northern Argentina who was shot dead by police in 1967. She’s not the only one interested in him: her sociologist father Roberto Carri wrote a book on him called “Pre-Revolutionary Forms of Violence” and a film was made about his story, although both father and film disappeared during the Dirty War. Legends, families, political alignments, cinema: none offer a stable foothold and Carri’s passage through them is like wandering a garden of forking paths, only to arrive at a landscape of cracked earth and thorns. Carri’s narration is anyway not what it might once have been, a mother doesn’t tell things the same way as a daughter. Legends, families, political alignments, cinema: each produces images and these are what appear on the screen, in one channel, three channels, five. It’s all material plucked from an archive and a wonderfully eccentric one at that: news reels, ads, home videos, interviews, movies, abstract forms. Images that could stem from old films, lost films, new films, possible films, impossible films; this is a film for which no other images will do.
Documentary form85’ · Colour & Black/White
Born in 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Film Directing at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In addition to working as a director, producer, and screenwriter, Albertina Carri is also the artistic director of Asterisco, the international LGBTIQ film festival in Buenos Aires.Filmography
2000 No quiero volver a casa (I Do Not Want to Go Back Home); 78 min. 2001 Aurora; 4 min. 2003 Barbie también puede estar triste (Barbie Can Also Be Sad); 24 min. · Los Rubios (The Blondes); 89 min. 2005 Géminis (Gemini); 85 min. 2008 La Rabia (The Anger); 85 min., Berlinale Panorama 2008 2010 Visibles; TV-series, 6 episodes, 42 min. each 2012 23 Pares (23 Pairs); TV-Serie, 13 episodes, 50 min. each 2013 La Bella Tarea (The Beautiful Task); 193 min. 2017 Cuatreros (Rustlers)
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017
Albertina Carri, Diego Schipani