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08/06 - 28/06/2015

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  • La libertad is neither a documentary nor a pure feature film. The director depicts one day in the life of a young Argentinian lumberjack Misael, who leads a solitary life in a tent in the wilderness. The camera follows him during his everyday duties, creating his story in front of our eyes. As Alonso says: “We spend half of our lives doing routine activities and we don’t realise it. I wanted to record these inconspicuous moments so that the audience can start to wonder what they are doing with their lives”.

    The film La liberdad was chosen by Gerardo Nauman.

  • LISANDRO ALONSO (born 1975) is one of the most talented and distinctive creators of Argentinian cinema and considered a “film phenomenon” by European critics. In his works he skilfully creates an atmosphere of anxiety and surprise, and at the same time of contemplation. He is a radical minimalist and a preacher of poetic naturalism. The very personal style of his films is characterised by the slow pace of narration and succinct dialogues. La libertad (2001) is the director’s full-length debut and the first part of a trilogy comprising Los muertos (2004) (which is also included in this year’s film programme of Malta) and Fantasma (2006), all of which were screened at the Cannes Festival.