Manuel Abramovich portrays a young recruit on his path through military training, his transformation from youth to young adult marked by doubt and conflict. The film reveals the tension between the rigidly defined system of the military academy and the vulnerability of the young man. Coming of age in a total institution.
- FIPRESCI Prize - Mar del Plata FF
- Manuel Abramovich
- Anita Remón
- GEMA FILMS
Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker, film director and director of photography. His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. Combining observation and staging, he calls into question the norms of what is considered ‘documentary cinema’. He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni. His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards. He has been selected for several fellowships and residencies: Beca Conti (Buenos Aires, 2013) EMARE (European Media Art Residence Exchange 2016 - Halle, Germany), Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián 2018). In 2019 he has been awarded with the prestigious fellowship DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin Program. His latest ﬁlm, BLUE BOY won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.