Berlinale

Medianeras

Synopsis
Martin is a phobic in recovery process. Little by little he manages to step out of the isolation of his one-room apartment and his virtual reality. He is a web designer. Mariana just broke up after a long relationship. Her head is a mess, just like the apartment where she takes refuge. Martin and Mariana live in the same street, in opposite buildings, but they never met. They walk through the same places, but they do not notice each other. How can they meet in a city of three million people? Urban loneliness. Buenos Aires. Medianeras. What separates them is what brings them together.

Director’s note
Medianeras is my tree. I planted it years ago, and I’ve been watching it grow since then. The story changes in exactly the same way as the city that serves as its scenario: Buenos Aires. Some of the scenes wither away, while others bloom. The tree is strong and leafy. The fruit is ripe, brilliant and tasty.


World premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2011, Panorama

Key festivals and awards
Golden Athena Best Film Award, Athens International Film Festival 2011
Award Rail d’Oc, Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse 2011
BAFICI 2011
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011
BFI London Film Festival 2011

Argentina, 2011
Director: Gustavo Taretto
Producers: Rizoma Films (Argentina), Morena Films (Spain), Eddie Saeta (Spain), Pandora Film (Germany)
German WCF partner: Pandora Film
World sales: The Match Factory (Germany)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in June 2008
Funding amount: 50.000 €