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PLAYBACK. ENSAYO DE UNA DESPEDIDA

Agustina Comedi • Argentina • 2019 • 14 min.

Agustina Comedi
Argentina • 2019 • 14 min.

SYNOPSIS

In Córdoba, far away from Argentina’s capital city, the end of a military regime promises a spring that doesn’t last long. “La Delpi” is the only survivor from a group of transgender women and drag queens, who began to die of AIDS in the late 80’s. In a catholic and conservative city, the Kalas Group made their weapons and trenches out of improvised dresses and playbacks. Today the images of a unique and unknown footage are not only a farewell letter, but also a friendship manifesto.

AWARDS

Best Short Film / National Competition
Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Argentina (2019)
Teddy Award to Best Short Film
Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival. Germany (2020)
Special Mention of the Jury
Kreivės Vilnius Queer Festival. Lithuania (2020)

SELECTIONS

Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival. Spain (2020)
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival. Greece (2020)
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. Canada (2020)
Jeonju International Film Festival. South Korea (2020)
Barcelona International Women’s Film Festival. Spain (2020)
Sheffield Doc/Fest. UK (2020)
Two Riversides Film and Art Festival. Poland (2020)
Melbourne International Film Festival. Australia (2020)
DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival. Kosovo (2020)
Concorto Film Festival. Italy (2020)
Kyiv Molodist International Film Festival.
Ukraine (2020)
Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias. Canada (2020)
FIDBA Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival. Argentina (2020)
FRAMELINE, San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival.
U.S. (2020)
Vancouver International Film Festival.
Canada (2020)
Calgary International Film Festival.
Canada (2020)
Camden International Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
Curtocircuito International Film Festival. Spain (2020)
Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival. Mexico (2020)
Olhar de Cinema, Curitiba International Film Festival.
Brazil (2020)
KurzFilm Festival Hamburg.
Germany (2020)
FicValdivia, Valdivia International Film Festival.
Chile (2020)
New Directors / New Films Festival.
U.S. (2020)
International Film Festival of Uruguay. (2020)

TRAILER

CREDITS

SCREENWRITER
Agustina Comedi

PRODUCER
Magalí Mérida

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Magalí Mérida

SOUND DESIGN
Guido Deniro

PRODUCER MANAGER
Ana Lucía Frau

DIRECTORS OF ART
Federico Tapia
Martín Paolorossi

EDITING
Valeria Racioppi

CAST
Marcos García
La Delpi
Martín Shanly

DIRECTOR OF
ACTORS & ACTRESSES
Paula Ailén Belli

COLOR GRADING
Ada Frontini

VFX
Bruno Fauceglia

COSTUMES DESIGNER
Romina Gutiérrez

MAKEUP
Eva Perea

FESTIVALS & SALES
María Vera (Kino Rebelde)