International Competition


Jorge Gaggero
Screening time  
28.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
Something like envy starts to brew between two old neighbours, Montenegro and César...

Together with his dogs, 71-year-old Montenegro lives in a big tent on a quiet island in a river delta. He makes fishing nets, which earns him the money to get tobacco and alcohol - the only luxuries he allows himself. On the other side of the island lives César, who keeps bees and herds pigs in the service of a farmer from the civilized world. César has a boat they use to go fishing. In return, Montenegro cooks for César. Based on mutual dependence, their friendship looks to be a lasting one. But as time goes by, something like envy starts to brew, and a conflict starts between the two men. Eventually it will place their friendship in a new light. Jorge Gaggero patiently follows his two protagonists as they go about their daily activities: mending the nets, feeding the pigs, chopping wood, frying fish, and smoking a pipe. Appearing throughout the film, the ever-alert dogs transcend their role as extras by announcing plot twists. Close-ups of the men's weather-beaten faces and tanned skin add to the scenes of outdoor life.

Jorge Gaggero

Jorge Gaggero is an Argentinian film director and screenwriter. Filmography: 'Vida en Falcon' (2005), 'Cama Adentro' (2004), 'The Secret Sea' (2002), 'A Piece of Earth' (2001), 'Ojos de fuego' (1995), 'Sólo cuando respiro' (1994).

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2011, 60', color, video

Directed by:
Jorge Gaggero

Screenplay by:
Jorge Gaggero

Daniel Ortega, Jorge Gaggero

Edited by:
Alejandro Brodersohn

Sebastián Escofet

Jorge Gaggero

Produced by:
Libido Cine

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2011 - Best Mid-Length Documentary