By Roger Koza According to the Royal Spanish Academy and its dictionary, the verb “abismar” has four different definitions: 1) to plunge into an abyss; 2) to be confused, downhearted; 3) to plunge into contemplation and pain; 4) the be surprised or moved by something unexpected or unique. Apart from the second definition, all the […]
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A SHOT THAT PLUNGES: THE CINEMA OF GUSTAVO FONTÁN
SHORT REVIEWS(11): ESCUELA NORMAL / NORMAL SCHOOL
Escuela normal / Normal School, Celina Murga, Argentina, 2013 By Roger Koza This superb documentary features Argentina’s first Escuela Normal (Normal School) as scenery, a paradigmatic institution for the civilizing and liberal endeavor led by controversial president Domingo F. Sarmiento at the end of the 19th century. The School, past and present, constitutes an […]
SHORT REVIEWS (06): EL RUIDO DE LAS ESTRELLAS ME ATURDE | THE SOUND OF THE STARS DAZES ME
El ruido de las estrellas me aturde / The Sound of the Stars Dazes me, Eduardo Williams, Argentina, 2012 Por Roger Koza A hypothesis: young Argentinean director Teddy Williams —who on May, last year, was in Cannes with Pude ver un puma and premiered El ruido de las estrellas me aturde in Rome a bit later— is […]