FORTRESSES

By Tomás LIPGOT, Christoph BEHL

DUERMEVELA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

Fortresses (Fortalezas) is a movie that tells the stories of characters locked up in confining institutions.
Fortresses (Fortalezas) features endearing characters, who teach us to endure great hardships while struggling for potential individual freedom.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT, Christoph BEHL
    • Writer(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT
    • Synopsis
    • Fortresses (Fortalezas) is a movie that tells the stories of characters locked up in confining institutions.
      Old, mad, ill and imprisoned people seek for a way out of their suffocating surrundings.
      Moacir, patient at the Borda Neuropsychiatric Hospital resists through music. Julio, an inmate of Jail n32 in Florencio Varela fights for freedom with the judicial bureaucracy. Manolo, resident of the San Jose home for the elderly, practices walking to be able to give up his wheel chair. Juanita, in the same residence, searches for an alternative through love.
      At the same time, a group of high school students visit the Baldomero Sommer hospital – once a leper colony – where Adolfo, Angelica and Anibal still live and have decided to come out of the isolation that has been imposed upon them by the ghost of leprosy and tell their stories.
      Fortresses (Fortalezas) features endearing characters, who teach us to endure great hardships while struggling for potential individual freedom.
    • Partners & financing
    • INCAA (Inbstituo nacional de cine y Artes Audiovisules, Argentina)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2010
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