Director: Ana Katz
Argentina/Brazil/France | 2018 | Spanish with English subtitles | 103 min | Comedy
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with director Ana Katz from Argentina. Sat Aug 28 – 3PM
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Screening will be held in-person at The Cinematheque on Saturday, Aug 28, 8:15pm.
Lucrecia, Pedro, and their teenage kids, Julian and Florencia, set out from Buenos Aires one sweltering day in a rattletrap Renault to vacation in the Brazilian summer resort of Florianópolis. As presented, however, this picture of family contentment is a fiction: the parents are separated and have now lived apart for several months. In the gently lilting atmosphere of a vacation a thousand miles north of home, the protagonists experience fundamental moments of discovery as profound emotions awaken within them in different forms. Renowned Argentine director Ana Katz draws upon gentle humour and light melancholy to relate a tale of first love, past lovers, fateful encounters, and fleeting joys. She receives strong support from an ensemble cast that features Mercedes Morán and Gustavo Garzón. – Karel Och, Karlovy Vary Film Festival
“Premiering in competition at Karlovy Vary, “Florianópolis Dream” is largely consistent with Katz’s oeuvre thus far in its gentle, thoughtful probing of everyday events and their more revealing implications. Thanks not only to its idyllic Brazilian coastal location, however, it’s one of her easiest, breeziest efforts, bright and bittersweet in equal measure. – Guy Lodge, Variety
Una familia argentina viaja a Brasil. Mientras un samba infinito despierta del letargo a los turistas, paulatinamente unos y otros se separan para dedicarse a explorar, en una especie de espejo moral, versiones de sí mismos más libres e inesperadas.
ANA KATZ (b. 1975, Buenos Aires) is an actor, screenwriter, director, and film and theatre producer. She has directed numerous award-winning films including: Musical Chairs (El juego de la silla, 2002), A Stray Girlfriend (Una novia errante, 2007), The Marziano’s Family (Los Marziano, 2011), My Friend from the Park (Mi amiga del parque, 2015), Al borde (2016, TV Movie), Sueño Florianópolis (2018), and El perro que no calla (The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet, 2021).