Films

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl, "La vendedora de fosforos"

Synopsis

Director

A gracious voice gives a rythmic introduction to all the elements: the famous Andersen’s tale, an Argentinian piano player (and her relationship with German „guerrillero“) and Helmut Lachenmann trying to set an Opera in Teatro Colon where the orchestra is on strike. Floating among all that, Marie and Walter try to survive together with their daughter. The couple move playfully around the city, sliding their steps along the frame with musical rhythm.

All these elements and characters come together in a magnificent, elegant path. They evoke reflections and combinehumour with warmth revealing a wide range of brilliant ideas in a really convincing manoeuvre. Everything dancing and hitting the right tone, while showing several layers of meaning so gracefully that we don’t realize any cinematic law are broken. Alejo Moguillansky is one of those few directors, as Mariano Llinás and Matías Piñeiro, who is able to gather reflection and emotion, getting along so wonderful. The pleasure of the language and its games, the narrative weight of the soundtrack or the influence of different artistic disciplines come along in order to reveal slightly a genuinely contemporary, beyond postmodern, tale.

As one of the characters says, the film is a ’child’s game’, simple yet complex, talking about the here and now through a game of contrasts and references that reveal the essence of cinema itself.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Alejo Moguillansky

(b. 1978, Buenos Aires) graduated from the Universidad del Cine, he is member of El Pampero Cine - a production company founded in 2002 by a group of people keen on escaping convention and bringing an experiment and innovation to the cinema. Along the years its influence goes not only on an aesthetic level but also in other parts of industry such as production and exhibition. „The Little Match Girl“ is his fifth feature film. It had the world premiere at BAFICI where it was reconigzed as the best Argentinian film of the festival.

Filmography

  • La prisionera (2005, doc, co-dir)
  • Borges/Santiago: Variaciones sobre un guión (2008, doc)
  • Castro (2009)
  • El loro y el cisne (The Parrot and the Swan, 2013)
  • El escarabajo de oro (The Gold Bug, co-dir)
  • La vendedora de fósforos (The Little Match Girl, 2017)

Schedule

24.11.2017
17:45 - 18:54
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 080201
Sold out
25.11.2017
16:30 - 17:39
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 090201
Sold out
03.12.2017
19:30 - 20:39
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 170303
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Rebels with a Cause

Film info

Country: Argentina
Year: 2017
Duration: 69 minutes
Languages: Spanish, English, German
Director: Alejo Moguillansky
Producer: Eugenia Campos Guevara
Writer: Alejo Moguillansky
DOP: Inés Ducastella
Montage: Alejo Moguillansky, Walter Jakob
Composer: Marcos Canosa
Cast: María Villar, Walter Jakob, Helmut Lachenmann, Margarita Fernández, Cleo Moguillansky
Festival: BAFICI (Best Film Award)

Synopsis

Director

A gracious voice gives a rythmic introduction to all the elements: the famous Andersen’s tale, an Argentinian piano player (and her relationship with German „guerrillero“) and Helmut Lachenmann trying to set an Opera in Teatro Colon where the orchestra is on strike. Floating among all that, Marie and Walter try to survive together with their daughter. The couple move playfully around the city, sliding their steps along the frame with musical rhythm.

All these elements and characters come together in a magnificent, elegant path. They evoke reflections and combinehumour with warmth revealing a wide range of brilliant ideas in a really convincing manoeuvre. Everything dancing and hitting the right tone, while showing several layers of meaning so gracefully that we don’t realize any cinematic law are broken. Alejo Moguillansky is one of those few directors, as Mariano Llinás and Matías Piñeiro, who is able to gather reflection and emotion, getting along so wonderful. The pleasure of the language and its games, the narrative weight of the soundtrack or the influence of different artistic disciplines come along in order to reveal slightly a genuinely contemporary, beyond postmodern, tale.

As one of the characters says, the film is a ’child’s game’, simple yet complex, talking about the here and now through a game of contrasts and references that reveal the essence of cinema itself.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Alejo Moguillansky

(b. 1978, Buenos Aires) graduated from the Universidad del Cine, he is member of El Pampero Cine - a production company founded in 2002 by a group of people keen on escaping convention and bringing an experiment and innovation to the cinema. Along the years its influence goes not only on an aesthetic level but also in other parts of industry such as production and exhibition. „The Little Match Girl“ is his fifth feature film. It had the world premiere at BAFICI where it was reconigzed as the best Argentinian film of the festival.

Filmography

  • La prisionera (2005, doc, co-dir)
  • Borges/Santiago: Variaciones sobre un guión (2008, doc)
  • Castro (2009)
  • El loro y el cisne (The Parrot and the Swan, 2013)
  • El escarabajo de oro (The Gold Bug, co-dir)
  • La vendedora de fósforos (The Little Match Girl, 2017)
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