La hora de los hornos

The Hour of the Furnaces

Shot secretly with the permission of militant leaders, this is a film made within the cracks of a system, against the system. The film represents a sort of off-off-Hollywood production that is an active attack on the hegemony of both the dominant model (First Cinema) and avant-garde cinema (Second Cinema), to propose Third Cinema - independent, bubbling with militant politics and experimental technique. As a poetic celebration of the Argentinean nation, this is an epic film in the classical as well as in the Brechtian sense, weaving together a wide variety of materials ... film footage, interviews, television commercials, photos - into a splendid historical tapestry. This is a cinematographic compendium, with strategies that span from pure didacticism to lyrical    stylization, borrowing inspiration from the avant-garde and tradition, from fiction and documentary making, from cinema verité and advertising, that carries on the legend of Eizenstein, Vertov, Ivens, Rocha, Birri, Resnais, Buñuel and Godard.



Film submission

24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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