A comprehensive retrospective of the work of filmmaker José Celestino Campusano: the ultimate insider portraying the conflicts and contradictions of the working class in Argentina today.
Films in ‘José Campusano’
Vil romanceJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 105′
Roberto is young, unemployed and has nowhere to sleep. By chance he meets Raúl, a man many years his senior who could be his father, but with whom he begins a problematic love relationship. Homosexual love within the codes of the 'primitive' peripheral urban area of Buenos Aires is only one layer in a fascinating portrait of a culture with different rules and values.
Placer y martirioJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 101′
A woman, married with a daughter, loses control over herself after going wild because of her erotic passion for a mysterious businessman. Campusano's unexpected incursion into the world of the rich somehow entails a parody of some TV representations of the lives of wealthy people, although its main concern is to associate eroticism and vampirism.
El arrullo de la arañaJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 78′
Simón, the owner of a hardware store, humiliates and constantly controls his four employees. Through this universally recognisable situation, Campusano paints a portrait of microscopic power exerted in the realm of labour without forgetting about other forms of abuse directly related to history.
El azoteJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 88′
The determination and dedication of a former musician who is now a social assistant in Bariloche – one of the best-known tourist resorts in Patagonia – is not enough to avoid the misfortunes experienced by local youths. This film reveals, without concessions, the picture never presented in the postcards of this town.