Camuflaje

Camouflage
For two minutes, all we see are calves, bare feet and asphalt. Every time a foot hits the ground, it makes a slapping sound, accompanied by the runner’s rapid breathing. The rhythm is steady, and yet there is an urgency to the shot.
The runner is Félix Bruzzone, a writer who lives near the Campo de Mayo military base on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. His research and experiences serve as the basis for Jonathan Perel’s film Camuflaje. He explains what drives him in voice-over: his mother was disappeared by the military when he was an infant. It was only after purchasing a property close to Campo de Mayo that he learnt that she also died there.
What should be done with this wasteland on which the military killed its opponents 45 years ago? Bruzzone speaks with those who live in the area in a series of staged encounters. An estate agent gushes over the rise in property values, a run-in with soldiers turns out better than expected, a survivor of the camp describes how much resistance she faced in trying to erect a memorial, to say nothing of a documentation centre. Bruzzone keeps on running, tirelessly.
by Jonathan Perel
with Félix Bruzzone, Margarita Molfino, Iris Avellaneda, Archie Campos, Gustavo Guoglielmi, Inés Bruzzone, Agustin Rozados Gimenez, José Luis Gómez
Argentina 2022 Spanish 93’ Colour World premiere Documentary form

With

  • Félix Bruzzone
  • Margarita Molfino
  • Iris Avellaneda
  • Archie Campos
  • Gustavo Guoglielmi
  • Inés Bruzzone
  • Agustin Rozados Gimenez
  • José Luis Gómez

Crew

Written and Directed byJonathan Perel
CinematographyJoaquín Neira
EditingPablo Mazzolo
Sound DesignFrancisco Pedemonte
Production ManagerSantiago Borensztejn
Executive ProducerPablo Chernov
ProducersPablo Chernov, Jonathan Perel

Produced by

Alina Films

Off the Grid

Jonathan Perel

Born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a degree in art and works as an artist, filmmaker and producer. His film Responsabilidad empresarial was screened at the 2020 Berlinale Forum.

Filmography

2008 5 (cinco) (5 (five)); 10 min. 2010 El predio (The Lot); 58 min. 2011 Los murales (The Murals); 12 min. 2012 17 monumentos (17 Monuments); 60 min. 2013 Tabula rasa; 42 min. 2014 Las aguas del olvido (The Waters of Oblivion); 9 min. 2015 Toponimia (Toponymy); 82 min. 2016 5-T-2 Ushuaia; 4 min. 2020 Responsabilidad empresarial (Corporate Accountability); 68 min. 2022 Camuflaje (Camouflage); 93 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022