Prize-winning cameraman Gustavo Biazzi makes his feature debut with a bittersweet coming of age story. During the Argentine summer, Ernesto, who studies in Buenos Aires, and his girlfriend, Paula, return to their birthplace of Posadas in the province of Misiones. Ernesto links up with his old friends – the 'vagabonds' from the title – and with them he reverts to his old pattern: drinking, parties, barbecues, hanging out on the beach and seducing pretty girls.

Despite his long-term relationship, Ernesto also has a fleeting romance with a blonde. Only when he is in danger of losing Paula, through his constant flirting with other women, does he see the consequences of his immature behaviour. In a calm tempo, with meticulous camerawork, the film subtly evokes a mood of nostalgia for a carefree adolescence from which Ernesto and his friends have difficulty taking their leave.

International title
The Bums
Filmmaker
Gustavo Biazzi
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Argentina
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
92’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Santiago Carabante, Agustina Llambi Campbell
Production Company
La Unión de los Ríos
Sales
La Unión de los Ríos
Writer
Gustavo Biazzi
Cinematography
Alejo Maglio
Editor
Leandro Aste
Production Design
Augusto Latorraca
Sound Design
Guillermo Picco, Pablo Gamberg
Cast
Agustín Avalos, Bárbara Hobecker, Ana Clara Lasta, Marcelo Enriquez, Walter Casco, Juan Pablo Vitale, Emanuel Gomez