ESTRELLAS / Stars
Independent Films, Film Profiles
A group of people who are on marginal condition find out that playing themselves and using their homes as decorates, they can find an artistic and economic way out. Professional and occasionally actors meet each other, movie makers and poets from the villa, foreigner producers and housewives turned leading actresses. All involved in the same artistic project. Encounters and misses from two apparently opposite worlds. A misery villa adapted and transformed into a big set. A space where a Martian movie is shot, completely performed by people from the villa and spaceships made with garbage. Marginal people with artistic interests, worried in building a spaceship as they are in getting food. This is a phenomenon occurring now in Argentina where bonds between art and marginality are established. Within this constellation, Julio Arrieta stands out, villa leader, who produces several artistic activities. Worried to establish a contact with artists outside the villa, Arrieta becomes a professional producer of artistic events and manager of non professional actors, who stand out in many film and television shows performing the roles of thieves, drug addicts, convicts, people doing pickets, etc.
Stars reflects on the ways of picturing poverty, the marginal fashion, the self-management as means of creation and survival, the limits between fiction and reality.
Year of Production: 2007
- Federico León, Marcos Martínez
- Jimena Monteoliva
- Julio Arrieta
Locarno, London, Los Angeles Latino, Gijón, Buenos Aires, Leipzig, Thesaloniki...