RICARDO BECHER, THE FINAL STAGE

RICARDO BECHER, RECTA FINAL

By Tomás LIPGOT

DUERMEVELA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

Filmmaker, writer and professor Ricardo Becher likes extreme decisions, both in his life and his work. Now, with 80 years old, and living in a retirement home, he starts writing a book about his experience in the nursing home called The Final Stage.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT
    • Writer(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT
    • Synopsis
    • Filmmaker, writer and professor Ricardo Becher likes extreme decisions, both in his life and his work. Now, with 80 years old, and living in a retirement home, he starts writing a book about his experience in the nursing home called The Final Stage.
      Lipgot records the filmmaker’s present days and also revises his life, from his first short films, his collaboration with Torre Nilsson, and the essential Coup de Grâce (1969) –a censored film that defied its time– to the new movement Becher founded together with his students: digital neo-expressionism.
      Becher’s present is marked by his new relationship with his partner –dancer José Campitelli– and his meetings with friends, colleagues, and students; and this documentary, which avoids any funerary vision and celebrates the vitality, validity and heritage of a rebellious and liberating figure.
    • Partners & financing
    • INCAA (Instituto Nacionak de Cine y Artes Audioviluales)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2010
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