THE EXACT SHAPE OF THE ISLANDS

LA FORMA EXACTA DE LAS ISLAS

By Daniel CASABÉ, Edgardo DIELEKE

AJIMOLIDO FILMS SRL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

The space between one trip and the next, between past and present, between what can or cannot be said, the movie reflects on the possibilities of conveying extreme life experiences, presenting landscapes and sounds that suggest subtle contours of that shape, the exact shape of the islands.

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& Awards

Mar Del Plata IFF 2012
Competencia Latino Americana
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Second film
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel CASABÉ, Edgardo DIELEKE
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel CASABE, Edgardo DIELEKE
    • EIDR 10.5240/A8CE-12BC-E1E6-3C2D-B0F4-9
    • Producer(s)
    • Alejandro ISRAEL (AJI MOLIDO FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The Malvinas / Falkland are associated with the 1982 War between the Argentine dictatorship and Thatcher’s Great Britain. Few people know what the islands look like, who lives there; or why someone would decide to return to such a remote place. For the characters of this film, the islands are a place of extreme experiences in which some things are lost, recovered and some are transformed.
      The Exact Shape of the Islands explores the Falklands utilizing two trips there as the starting point. In the first trip (2006) a young researcher named JulietaVitullo travels to the islands in order to finish her doctoral dissertation on the literature and films produced in the aftermath of the 1982 war between Argentina and the UK. During that trip, she happens to meet two Argentine ex combatants who are returning to the islands after 25 years. Captivated by their experience, she changes her trip plans and spends an entire week filming them. In the second trip (2010), Julieta returns to the islands to finish shooting this documentary.
      Something occurs following the first trip that necessitates her return. In the space between one trip and the next, between past and present, between the public and the private, between what can or cannot be said, the movie reflects on the possibilities of conveying extreme life experiences, presenting landscapes and sounds that suggest subtle contours of that shape, The Exact Shape of the Islands.
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