PANAMBI

By Laura BIERBRAUER, Verena KURI

NABIS FILMGROUP (ARGENTINA) - as PROD

First film - Pre-Production 2013

Ramira arrives to Buenos Aires after abandoning her newborn baby in Misiones. After two years she returns to her hometown, where she sees her mother and child again. The triangle develops a tense reunion, full of expectations, questions and misunderstandings.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Laura BIERBRAUER, Verena KURI
    • Writer(s)
    • Laura BIERBRAUER, Verena KURI
    • Producer(s)
    • Lukas VALENTA RINNER (Nabis Filmgroup), Florencia CLÉRICO
    • Synopsis
    • Ramira, a 22-year-old woman escapes from her hometown in Misiones, leaving her mother to foster her newborn baby. Despite her disorientation in the capital city of Buenos Aires, she manages to establish a new life of her own at a residents’ lodge, working in a geriatric institution. During her time in Buenos Aires, transiting her body’s transformation, the memories triggered by coincidences prevent her from reaching a true point of stability: questions from the elderly about her past, a doctor's visit where there are reservations about her child-rearing or meeting with people from her past in Misiones provoke her anguish. Ramira fails to fully assimilate her new routines.
      After a period of two years in the city, Ramira returns to Oberá, a decided return motivated by guilt, curiosity and a desire for family structure. Her homecoming transforms into a series of misunderstandings, bareness, and a resurfacing of unfinished issues that are unable to be resolved. Ramira is incapable to restore the bond with her child, while her mother does not understand how to adapt to the presence of her daughter. Routine is transformed into unfamiliar situations and the unsaid rises to the surface in the form of gestures, movements, and physical restraint. Accompanying the story of Ramira and her family are intimate stories of migration, in which subjects such as departure, distance, abandonment and reencounters are continually present.
      Misiones is characterised by a permanent hybridity of languages and nationalities - a complex pact between nature and culture, it is a place that is sensitive to the passions of the characters. Ramira, a distant outsider, cannot act but rather only reacts to situations, while her mother, shifting between blame and acceptance, carries on with everyday life that keeps the family intact. Panambi addresses the issue of abandonment and is moved by the impossibility and the need to love and be loved.
    • Partners & financing
    • Raymundo Gleyzer Film Fund
      INCAA Production Support
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2015
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