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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.
Big Talk: José Celestino CampusanoIFFR 2018
José Celestino Campusano’s grassroots cinema is made on low budgets, with non-professional actors and a refusal to conform to any strict film-consumption formula. His raw approach is the antidote that our increasingly plastic world needs, and he will share his method with us during his talk.
Brooklyn ExperienceJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 60′
A minimalist, choral tale in which several characters typical of indie American films issue a collective statement on an era and its politics. The register is essentially maximalist − everything is shown in 360 degrees, establishing an aesthetic possibility which could be called the 'expansion of the field'. VR experience!
FangoJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 107′
Two friends decide to form a 'tango-trash' band. The woman of one of these friends is kidnapped by the leader of a female gang, bringing consequences in its aftermath. This all happens in the precarious urban regions surrounding the European-like city of Buenos Aires; in these areas everything resembles the universe of Western films.
Fantasmas de la rutaJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 198′
A microscopic tale about the trafficking of women, from the viewpoint of Campusano's universe. Including Vikingo and his bikers, who try to rescue Antonella, who has been kidnapped and sold to a brothel in northern Argentina. A rigorous narration with several subplots in which the narrative craft of this director gets to shine fully.
Legión – Tribus urbanas motorizadasJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 61′
Biker groups' love of motorcycles and travelling free on the roads is much more than just a hobby for disenfranchised men and women; what shapes them is a secret ancestral memory, as suggested in the interviews at bikers' parties.
El perro MolinaJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 87′
Perro Molina, Calavera, and Natalia are probably the best three characters in Campusano's filmography, together with Vikingo. In this story of prostitution, thievery and revenge, friendship is a supreme value and love a modest redemption.
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 sacrificio de Nehuén PuyelliJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 87′
Unjustly accused and imprisoned for murder, a Mapuche medicine man is sent to a penitentiary in the tourist resort of Bariloche. During his imprisonment, he establishes a bond of trust with another inmate who is close to being released. Using these two motifs, Campusano sets in motion a tale about power, racism and class struggle.
VikingoJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 85′
Vikingo, a man of his word, stands out and shines in the diverse biker community. He helps a stranger, Aguirre, who also loves motorcycles: sufficient reason for Vikingo to offer his loyalty and hospitality. As they live in a time of transitions, they will have to face life-and-death confrontations.
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.