Primas

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    Primas

    Directed by

    Argentina, Canada

    2017

    95 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    How do you go on after an appallingly traumatic experience? Rocío, an 18-year-old Argentine girl, has managed to get her life back on track. When she was 10, she was dragged from her bike by a passing stranger, raped, set on fire and left for dead in a field. Incredibly, she survived. Now she tells her story to her cousin, who was sexually abused for years by her own father. Director Laura Bari transforms the girls' shocking personal stories into a beautifully natural portrait of two ordinary adolescents with familiar questions about life. They find support in the theater and in each other, crying together, sharing stories and listening. Their love of life has never been broken. Sometimes a touch of magic creeps into their story, such as when Rocío crawls along the beach as a crocodile girl, reliving a dream. Little by little, they manage to rebuild the life that was so brutally stolen from them.

    Awards

    • Winner International Youth Competition - FIC Valdivia

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Rocío Álvarez
    Aldana Bari Gonzalez
    Ana Rosi
    Martín Lalo Álvarez
    Cristina Moyano
    Francisco Álvarez
    Abril Álvarez
    Matías Ambrosio
    Screenplay
    Laura Bari
    Cinematography
    Laura Bari
    Glauco Bermudez
    Editing
    Laura Bari
    Music
    Florencia Di Concilio
    Marco Liy
    Production
    BESOFILM
    Laura  Bari

    Laura Bari

    Canada

    Laura Bari is Canadian film director and producer of Argentinian origin and has been living in Montreal for more than 20 years. She studied pedagogy, specialized in psychopathology of the expression. Between 1999 and 2002, Laura Bari directed over 300 documentary vignettes for a television program entitled CORNEMUSE. This series has been playing twice a day for the past six years. In many of her works, she combines education and art particularly as it relates to children education. To this end, in 2006 she conceived a children television show entitled Toc-toc-toc. Her debut long feature is ANTOINE, an-award winning 82-minutes Canadian documentary film about a young 5-year old blind kid named Antoine Houang living in Montreal. Antoine is a daring, poetic, and playful docudrama that intimately explores the life of this brilliant and unique blind boy who is fully integrated into the regular school system in Montreal. Film is an homage to human resilience, optimism, and creativity. The film has played in many film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA (April 2009), Vancouver International Film Festival, Hot Docs at Toronto and Sheffield Doc/Fest, - Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, IDFA, Doc for sales, Amsterdam, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey, Rendez Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montréal.

    Selected Filmography