NOT SO MODERN TIMES

TIEMPOS MENOS MODERNOS

By Simón FRANCO

LA OFI-CINE - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010


Festivals
& Awards

IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg 2012
Int'l Competition Special Award for Best Director
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, CHILE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Simón FRANCO
    • Writer(s)
    • Simón FRANCO, Laura ÁVILA
    • Producer(s)
    • Carolina ALVAREZ (LagartoCine), Hugo CASTRO FRAU (LagartoCine), Adrián SOLAR (Ceneca Producciones), Simón FRANCO (Associate Producer), Vero MARTIN (Associate Producer), Verónica CURA
    • Synopsis
    • Payaguala, a countryman of tehuelche origins, lives a lonely life in the Middle of the Argentinean Patagonia. His existence, basically, consists in work and take care the earth. He is very fond of his music and artcrafts and from time to time he earns a couple of needful pesos playing in a hotel for turists.
      The extense neighbor land belongs to an american terrateniente, who menaces day by day to expand his already large territory.
      Unaware of this conflict, thousands of kilometers away, the government prepares an Integration Plan in this precise border-zone based in the bad politics of Carlos Menem towards the end of the 20th. Century
      Payaguala fights against the void and quietly resists the fast pace of his neighbor, by simply staying there, keeping his hard hard work, keeping the Nature’s pace, just being there.He has developed a work relation and a friendship towards Oscar who visits him regularly, spending a pleasant time one with the other.
      One day, Payaguala receives a strange box sent by the Ministry of Social Development. It is a satellite television system fed by solar energy.
      From the very first image that the television emits, Payaguala begins to experience a change affecting his life and the way he perceives the world.
    • Partners & financing
    • INCAA, IBERMEDIA
      Coproduction: Adrian Solar (Ceneca Cine, Chile)
      Associate Producers: Verónica Martin / La Ofi – cine (Germany), Simón Franco (Argentina), Verónica Cura / Utopica Cine (Argentina), Viviana Saavedra / Producen Bolivia (Bolivia)
    • Production schedule
    • Film Finished, please see Festivals above
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