THE USE A MAGAZINE RACK

LA UTILIDAD DE UN REVISTERO

By Adriano SALGADO

SOCIEDAD MOSTRENCA - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

As if for almost two hours, a cabinet had eyes, ears and was motionless witness of the encounter between a mischievous theater set designer and assistant aspiring traumatized. We will be at all strange informal working meeting, where almost all issues will be on the table

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Ventana Sur 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adriano SALGADO
    • Writer(s)
    • Adriano SALGADO
    • Producer(s)
    • Adriano SALGADO (Sociedad Mostrenca)
    • Synopsis
    • Thursday night. Ana (43), a theater scenographer, arrives home with shopping bags. After a while, the bell rings; it´s Miranda (20). They are having a meeting to see if eventually she can become an occasional collaborator for the set in which Ana is working.
      Her living room is the only set, and seated on a rectangular table, most of the situations develop without any manipulation of time.
      The appointment is informal from the beginning, maybe a little more than what Ana expected.
      Miranda moves around confident, self-assured. Soon, they get to work: the scenographer, helped by a scale model, tells the play and shares the challenges, still unsolved, that the set presents. From time to time, small comments on their personal lives appear among their insights about the task, and the characters are built, revealed.
      Miranda brought some drawings to show her. Ana finds them a little difficult to understand, and even if her look shows disbelief, she spots something that calls her attention. Then, she asks her to draw right there, while they wait for the arrival of some empanadas for dinner.
      Suddenly, something is broken. A randomly said phrase gives Miranda a nervous breakdown which leads her to confess her greatest anguish. Without noticing it, they both submerge into an embarrassing, confidential and private dialogue.
      The evening comes to its end. Thus, the encounter of two women who met for a job interview became a long chat about theater, recycling, love crisis, drawings, lies, colors, confessions, fiction, reality and time… And all that is literally laid on the table.
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