44rd edition 21 January - 1 February 2015

The MilitantBF-2014 
El lugar del hijo

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Endearing second film from Uruguayan Tiger Award winner Nieto. During a strike at the university, Ariel (uniquely played by Felipe Dieste) hears that his father has died. He is forced to return to the provinces to put financial affairs at his father's ranch in order. Nominated for The Big Screen Award.

In 2002, Uruguay is gripped by a financial and political crisis that divides and paralyzes the country. Ariel, a slow-speaking young man with a slight disability, is a member of the students' union and becomes involved in strikes. When Ariel's father dies, he returns to his father's home.
The mortgage on the house is a millstone round Ariel's neck, as are the debts his father has run up, partly to pay for Ariel's education. A dubious business contact and his father's girlfriend - who is increasingly making herself at home there - force Ariel to take care of his father's land and livestock. This makes him a reluctant member of the bourgeoisie he so detests.
Ariel's lethargy and frustration represent a whole generation - perhaps even the whole country. With searching, at times dreamy images, Director Nieto (who won a Tiger Award in 2006 for The Dog Pound) effectively shows how a potentially rich inheritance can be frittered away.

Screenings
  The Militant Pathé 7 Fri 24 Jan 15:30  
  The Militant Cinerama 1 Sat 25 Jan 21:45  
  The Militant Pathé 2 Mon 27 Jan 15:15  
  The Militant LantarenVenster 1 Sat 01 Feb 11:15  
Comments
Jonge Urugyaan verdwaald tussen chaotische linkse strijdcultuur in de stad en het leven op het land van gaucho's en koeienfokkers. Indringend in beeld gebracht. Ongemakkelijke situatie wordt weerspiegeld in hoofdrolspeler, die spastisch is. Moedige film die vooral in Uruguay en Argentinie stof tot discussie zal bieden.
Webreview from on Wed 29 January 13:24
"De lethargie en frustraties van Ariel staan symbool voor een hele generatie, en misschien wel een heel land" en die lethargie en frustratie is precies wat de film zelf typeert; te leeg en traag voor mij, ook filmisch weinig aan te beleven
Webreview from idiepstraten on Tue 28 January 14:22
Uruguay, Argentina 2013
DirectorManolo Nieto
ProducerLisandro Alonso
 Manolo Nieto
 4L
 Roken Films
SalesFiGa Films
Print sourceFiGa Films
ScenarioManolo Nieto
CastFelipe Dieste
 Alejandro Urdapilleta
 Rosana Cabrera
 Leonor Courtoisie
PhotographyArauco Hernandez Holz
EditorPablo Riera, Martín Mainoli
Production designNohemí González, Alejandro Castiglioni
Sound designCatriel Vildosola, Santiago Fumagalli
MusicGenuflexos
Length120'
Film formatDCP
Themes
2014 Bright Future European premiere



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