The deepness of life in a small town expressed with humility and simplicity. The relationship between rural and cultural as a bridge to human values, great appreciation of what once was and what still is, and is not.
Loneliness, sadness, abandonment. People anchored in a desired past they are so grateful for.
In this nostalgia there is no future in sight, only resignation with a taste of fear for modernity, perhaps full of threats. Progress, here, didn’t do much good. Simple thoughts about small lives, so deep that they can represent humanity.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
I am the grandson of Swiss Italian and Italian immigrants, I grew up 80 km from an Argentinian town that my ancestors founded along with other immigrants: Corralito.
My mother grew up there and I spent many summers getting bored and playing pool at "Tutti's bar”,
without knowing that one day, that place was going to give me a concrete reading of the Country where I grew up. Not only, it would give me a way of reading today’s world in general.
Today, people from Corralito reflect Argentina’s reality.
The humility and simplicity of the characters (El Tutti, El Neco and El Palomo) - who don’t represent or fit in with the current society of people fed by TV, optic fiber, cellular phones - express intensely the current relationship between rural areas and progress.
They transmit clear human values (work, honesty) and a great appreciation of time and friendship. They fear the future of their people and of small towns with a taste of thankfulness for what once was.People who live in loneliness, sadness, abandonment and are anchored in the past reflect a a specific culture. Or maybe more than that?My intention is to document a residual interior of Argentina, both with the touching thoughts of the characters and with the rising sun on the immense Pampa slowly fading like the day does, getting closer, through words and images, to that death which seems so inevitable in this Country. And yet, I suspect is not limited by borders.