La película infinita, the new film by Argentine filmmaker and curator of the film museum in Buenos Aires, Leandro Listorti, is an essay film about a parallel history of cinema, based on remains of Argentine films that were never completed. Edited by renowned filmmaker Felipe Guerrero (whose Oscuro animal premiered in IFFR's Tiger Competition two years ago), it is a film created from fragments of other people's films that somehow never really existed. As such, it is a cinematic Frankenstein, coming to life in front of our very own eyes.
In a country where the remains are of fundamental importance in understanding the past, La película infinita offers a window to forgotten memories, and invites the viewer to evaluate its own culture and identity. The stories and the images, once considered unsuccessful, have now taken on a new meaning. Inert images and sounds never heard are finally opened up for fresh discovery.