On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the author of “Hopscotch”the documentary “Cortázar & Antín, illuminated letters”of Cynthia Rajschmirwill be re-released next Thursday at the Gaumont Cinema and will remain on display until February 14.
“Cortázar & Antin: Cartas Iluminadas” premiered at the Havana Festival and at the Bafici in 2019. But it was also on Cine.Ar and had a stint on Public Television. He won awards at festivals such as Trieste and Punta del Este and had other distinctions. In 2021, after the restrictions due to the pandemic, it arrived in movie theaters.
What “Cortázar & Antin: Illuminated Letters” is about
Based on the creative correspondence between the writer and Manuel Antinthe documentary reconstructs the transoceanic friendship they established and addresses the complexity of the aesthetic compendium of cinematographic language in the 1960s.
The relationship between the artists left a mark in three feature films that became a reference for the first new Argentine cinema of the 60s: “The odd number” (1962, on “Letters from Mom”), “Circe” (1964, based on that story of the same name), and “Privacy of the parks” (1965, on “The Idol of the Cyclades” and “Continuity of the Parks”).
The epistolary relationship reported in “Cortázar & Antín: illuminated letters” was born at the end of the 1950s, when the director wrote to Cortázar for the first time and with formal registration and closes with the letters at the end, in which “sparks fly off” over the differences they had at the time of writing “Intimacy of the Parks.”
The film, which features the participation of Graciela Borges, Dora Baret and his own Manuel Antin, will have its re-release this Thursday on the big screen on the fortieth anniversary of Cortázar’s death, on February 12, 1984 in Paris, at the age of 69. It can be seen until February 14 in room 2 of the Gaumont Cinema at 5:30 p.m.
The documentary is also scheduled on the Canal Encuentro grid for Monday, February 12 at 8 p.m.
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