ALL ABOUT ASADO
Todo Sobre el Asado

Argentina, 2016 | 90 mins
Spanish with English subtitles
Directors: Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn

Saturday, August 26
4:45 PM | The Cinematheque 

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All About Asado is a trip into the culinary heart of Argentina. Asado, the tradition of grilled meat, is a food and also a ritual. It is primitive and modern, wild and sophisticated, an art and a science. Few phenomena reveal the essential characteristics of Argentina’s national identity with more originality and precision. Equal parts road-movie, documentary and fiction, Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s playful film delves into the almost sacred tradition of asado, using a sharp and irreverent gaze to explore the country’s meaty fixation.

It is a hyperrealistic portrait, with the social, the cultural and the gastronomic all on the same platter with the roast. In short, a great piece to sink your teeth into.Pablo O. Scholz, Clarín

Todo sobre el asado es un viaje a lo profundo de la Argentina. El asado es una comida y un ritual. Es primitivo y contemporáneo, salvaje y refinado, un arte y una ciencia. Pocos fenómenos revelan con mayor originalidad y precisión los rasgos esenciales de la identidad nacional. Por primera vez una película le hace frente a esta tradición casi sagrada con una mirada filosa e incorrecta.

 

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Producers: Fernando Sokolowicz
Writers: Andrés Duprat
Cinematographer: Joaquín Silvatici
Editors: Jerónimo Carranza
Cast: Carlos "el Negro" Alvarez, Emilio Disi, Ernesto Imas, Mónica Duprat, Eugenio Scopel, Emma Rivera, Fabián Biscione, Romina Pinto

Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn are film and television directors and producers. Their first works were video-art and experimental film projects. Among others, they have directed and produced Yo presidente (2003), showing interviews with Presidents Alfonsín Menem, Dualde and Kirschner, El artista (2006), about the contemporary art world, El hombre de al lado, filmed in a house designed by Le Corbusier, Querida, voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo (2011), a fantasy, and El ciudadano ilustre (2016), their most ambitious project, on which they worked for several years.

NOTE: The trailer is in Spanish only, but the film will have English subtitles.