THE SAVED VERESES

LOS VERSOS SALVADOS

By Gabriel SOLLOZY

SOUL PICTURES - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

Each year Celina crosses the Argentinean Pampa in her car to visit her daughter Fernanda. Among hundreds of disappearances, they were the only two who made it out alive from the dictatorship’s delivery room. For mother and daughter the only possible truth and justice is to move forward with their lives.

Festivals
& Awards

Zacatecas International Film Festival 2020
Official Selection
Zacatecas International Film Festival 2020
Best Iberoamerican Documentary winner
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Biography
    • Countries
    • URUGUAY, ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH-ARGENTINE
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriel SOLLOZY
    • Writer(s)
    • Gabriel SOLLOZY
    • Producer(s)
    • Diana KUELLAR (Making Docs)
    • Synopsis
    • Who hasn’t felt guilty in life? Yet most of us can survive with it. But what happens when the cause of the guilt is the fact of being alive? Celina is a documentary about a mother and a daughter and their fight against their guilt for being alive. After her exile in Paris and later return to Buenos Aires, Celina decided to settle in the countryside in Uruguay. Surrounded by a handful of neighbors clinging to a past of prosperity and work in their downcast town, Celina seems to be the only person with hope in the future. Endowed with a great character and spiritual strength, the old woman divides her hours between working with ten children from the rural school in the village and her only neighbor, to whom she teaches to weave the wool and to use the loom, after the art learned from her indigenous ancestors from Chaco. Because of her nearly 80 years, every summer she must return to Argentina to renew her driving license.