YATASTO

By Hermes PARALLUELO

EL CALEFÓN CINE - as SALES / DISTR / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Three children drive around Cordoba City in a cart pulled by horses. It’s on this cart that their lives interwave, marked by a shared occupation.

Festivals
& Awards

BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2011
Int'l Official Selection
BFI London FF 2011
Viennale 2011
Viennale 2011
FIPRESCI Award
FidMarseille 2011
Jury Special Mention Award
Valdivia IFF 2011
Busan - BIFF/APM 2011
Hamburg Film Fest 2011
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hermes PARALLUELO
    • Writer(s)
    • Hermes PARALLUELO, Ezequiel SALINAS, Jimena GONZALES GOMEZA
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan Carlos MARISTANY (El Calefon Cine)
    • Synopsis
    • Bebo (14), Pata (15), and Ricardito (10) are cousins, friends and “cartmates”. They live in Villa Urquiza, a marginal and vulnerable urban area in Cordoba City.There, most of the inhabitants work driving their carts and are “cartoneros” (they collect used cardboard and paper from the dump – sometimes also other objects or materials – in order to sell it, recycle it or use it).
      Yatasto takes us into these three children’s world, to observe it and inmerse ourselves fully in their universe. Ricardito suffers his father’s abandonment; he lives with his sister and his grandmother Chinina. However, a fishing trip to Santiago del Estero suddenly arises. This will be the first time he shares an experience with his father.
      Pata is given a horse, called Oreja, as a present. His family hopes that it would keep him away from drugs and delinquency.
      Bebo is the most experienced in driving the cart and “cartonear” as he has been his family’s provider since he was a little child. Bebo has a troubled relationship with his father, Chupa (34), who the child blames for the theft of his horse.
      The family, the trips of these cousins on the cart pulled by horses, their conversations, the transmission of their grandma Chinina’s knowledge, and their view of the world are the main elements of this movie.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2009
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