Los vagos

Gustavo Biazzi

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 92'
  • Argentina
  • 2017

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.

Director
Gustavo Biazzi
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
92'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Bums
Language
Spanish
Producers
Santiago Carabante, Agustina Llambi Campbell / La Unión de los Ríos
Production Company
La Unión de los Ríos
Sales
La Unión de los Ríos
Screenplay
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