LOS FUEGOS INTERNOS

INNER FIRES

By Ana SANTILLI LAGO, Ayelen MARTINEZ, Laura LUGANO, Malena BATTISTA

VIVI DE ROSA - AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION. - as DISTR / PROD

True Story - Completed 2019

Three men who were hospitalized in a mental institution decide to make a movie that narrates the deepest motives for their crisis, their life at the asylum, and how the bonds of friendship and their relationship with art accompanied them during their process of hospitalization and discharge.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2018
Video Library
FESAALP 2018
WORK IN PROGRESS
IV Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador 2019
Official selection
Escales Documentaires 2019
Official selection
FESAALP 2019
Official selection
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • True Story, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ana SANTILLI LAGO, Ayelen MARTINEZ, Laura LUGANO, Malena BATTISTA
    • Writer(s)
    • Ana SANTILLI LAGO, Ayelen MARTINEZ, Laura LUGANO, Malena BATTISTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Laura LAGO (Cisne del arte)
    • Synopsis
    • “Los Fuegos Internos” is a documentary written and starred by three men who were hospitalized in a mental institution. Miguel, Daniel and Germán used the resources of audiovisual language to elaborate on their life experience. The movie was made in “El Cisne del Arte”, a mental-health community center where the protagonists went through their processes of discharge from the asylum. They met in a psychiatric wing and forged a friendship that supported them during their processes of recovery and discharge from the hospital. The film shows them going through their lives in an autonomous way, portraying their individual projects and achievements. Each of them, from his own perspectives, narrates his process by resorting to various formats: documentary, interviews, dramatizations and VideoDance.