THE RITUAL OF THE ARTICHOKE

EL RITUAL DEL ALCAUCIL

By Ximena GONZALEZ

LA BUSQUEDA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2020

En las afueras de Buenos Aires existe un barrio construido alrededor de dos cementerios, donde los ancianos recitan memorias y olvidan fantasmas. Los niños inventan su infancia con tumbas y hamacas, los miedos se pasean entre las sombras de los desaparecidos y lo cotidiano se convierte en ritual.

Festivals
& Awards

6º Acampadoc Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, Panamá 2017
Clinica de Desarrollo de Proyecto
ATLANTIDOC 2020
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Second film, Documentary, Female director
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH-ARGENTINE
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ximena GONZALEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Ximena GONZALEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Ximena GONZALEZ (LA BUSQUEDA PRODUCCIONES), Alejandra GUZZO (Cine Insurgenta)
    • Synopsis
    • In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, exists a neighborhood built around two cemeteries. Between virgins and pagan offerings, the elderly recite memories and forget ghosts. Girls and boys invent their childhood with graves and hammocks. Oblivion is a territory where these creatures glide, who feel time pass, although they are no longer part of it. Fears wander among the shadows of the disappeared, there is silence where there should be voices and everyday life becomes ritual.