Could it be true, that story of the young man who won an enormous hotel at the gambling table at the end of the last century, only to lose it to a few crooks a little later? Could it be that he did this in the way people offer a palace to their lover by closing the doors of the hotel to guests? Are they real holidaymakers, who are described in this story as a strange and scruffy mob? And the character Zucco that so fascinated the film maker is he really a type from the mountains of Argentina, whose culinary gifts are on the same high level as his spontaneous kitsch art, and who seems to have made time to play a role in all social and political aid organisations in the region? Is it possible that in Argentina there is the drowned city, an Atlantis from some tiny mythology? Or is this pure fiction?Balnearios combines the (fake) documentary with oral tradition and techniques from the photo novel, something that seems to have been forgotten since Chris. Marker's La jetée. With a predilection for fantastic stories that starkly contrast with the prosaic character of its protagonists, Balnearios, the first work by Llínas (26), is just as amphibian as certain species living by the waterside. And just as radically special, as commonly strange as those amphibians.Horacio Bernades writes for Pagina12.

Filmmaker
Mariano Llinás
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Argentina
Year
2002
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Length
80’
Language
Spanish
Producer
El Pampero, Mariano Llinás
Sales
El Pampero