Playback. Ensayo de una despedida

Playback
Argentina in the late 1980s: Catholic, conservative and shaped by a military dictatorship. “La Delpi”, the sole survivor of a group of transgender women and drag queens, talks about how their shows in basement theatres galvanised the community and helped them in their struggle against AIDS and police violence. How they healed their wounds with lipstick, playback performances and improvised stage outfits. And how they invented happy endings for those who were to die. A farewell letter compiled from VHS memories.
by Agustina Comedi
with Marcos García, La Delpi, Martín Shanly
Argentina 2019 Spanish 14’ Colour, 2K DCP Documentary form

With

  • Marcos García
  • La Delpi
  • Martín Shanly

Crew

Written and directed byAgustina Comedi
CinematographyMagalí Mérida
EditingValeria Racioppi
Sound DesignGuido Deniro
Art DirectorFederico Tapia, Martín Paolorossi
CostumesRomina Gutiérrez
Assistant DirectorPaula Ailén Belli
ColouristAda Frontini
Visual EffectsBruno Fauceglia
Production ManagerAna Lucía Frau
ProducerMagalí Mérida

Produced by

Magalí Mérida

Córdoba, Argentina

+54 935 12048971

World sales

Kino Rebelde

Lisbon, Portugal

+35 910551325

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Agustina Comedi

The screenwriter and filmmaker was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1986. After studying modern literature, she made her feature-length debut, Silence Is a Falling Body, which premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2017. The film went on to be selected by over 50 festivals and won multiple awards.

Filmography (documentaries)

2017 El silencio es un cuerpo que cae (Silence Is a Falling Body) 2019 Playback. Ensayo de una despedida (Playback)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Dates

Berlinale Shorts I

It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad | Playback. Ensayo de una despedida | 2008 | Écume

Feb 22 11:00

Cubix 6

Subtitles: English

Please note: epilepsy warning for '2008' | With press and festival accreditation only

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Feb 24 16:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 25 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

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Feb 26 21:30

Cubix 9

Subtitles: English

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Feb 27 13:30

Zoo Palast 3

Subtitles: English

Shorts Take Their Time: Each film followed by a detailed Q&A | Please note: epilepsy warning for '2008'

Ticket code 271562

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Expressions: The Queer Short Films of the 70th Berlinale
Feb 24 20:30

Cubix 5

Subtitles: English

Please note: epilepsy warning for 'Babylebbe'

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Mar 01 16:00

International

Subtitles: English

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Screening Shorts: We Are Many - Every Single One of Us

Girl and Body | Clebs | A Fool God | Playback. Ensayo de una despedida | Genius Loci

Feb 27 14:00

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Subtitles: English

with Q&A

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