Caperucita Roja

 

Little Red Riding Hood

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Info / Información Técnica:

(2019) / 01:32:00 / ratio 1.85:1 / COLOR / SOUND 5.1 / Camera: / FPS / Argentina / First Documentary Feature / Women, Family, Feminism, social issues

 

 

 

- Short Synopsis / Sinopsis Corta:

 The ruined town where my grandmother was born has been put out for sale. While producing a red hooded coat, we, two women more than sixty years apart discuss within four walls our gender’s and our social class’ stories and contradictions, while the women’s movement takes de streets of the city.

 

 

 

Synopsis / Sinopsis:

One afternoon, after finding on the Internet that the ruined town where my grandmother was born has been put out for sale, I go to her apartment and ask her to teach me to sew. While producing a red hooded coat, we, two women more than sixty years apart from one another, discuss within four walls our gender’s and our social class’ stories and contradictions. My pixelated childhood memories and a sudden visit to the forests of Spain go through the film like stitches, while the women’s movement takes de streets of the city.

 

Cuando mi abuela tenía ocho años, cruzó un bosque montañoso, en una época en que el cielo español zumbaba de aviones militares. Ese día escapó de la servidumbre a la que la exponía su propio padrino, hacia su pueblo natal. En algún momento, decidió estudiar costura. Y tiempo después, cruzar el mar sola, hacia Buenos Aires. Una tarde, le pido que me enseñe a coser. Mientras fabricamos un abrigo rojo con capucha, nosotras, dos mujeres separadas por más de sesenta años, discutimos entre cuatro paredes las historias y contradicciones de nuestro género y clase. Afuera, una nueva generación feminista toma las calles.

 

 

 

Director´s Biography / Biografía del Director:

TATIANA MAZÚ GONZÁLEZ

www.cargocollective.com/tatianamazu

Tatiana Mazú González born and lives in Buenos Aires. She is a documentary/experimental filmmaker and art director. In 2014, she premiered their debut feature, the film “El estado de las cosas” (The State of Things), co-directed with Joaquín Maito (Grant National Fund of Arts – Official Selection 27th International Film Festival of Mar del Plata). She directed the short film “The Internationale”, selected in more than forty film festivals. She was selected in 2015 to participate in the Berlinale Talents BA, the Biennial of Young Art of Buenos Aires, BoliviaLAB VII, LABEX_arg and Acampadoc with her first feature film, at that moment in developing stage, Little Red Riding Hood. With this film, she won recently a Special Mention in the WIP competition of FIDOCS. She is in the stage of shooting of her next full-length film, “Lxs Peregrinxs” (The Pilgrims) and editing her next short film, “Every document of civilization” (with the support of Biennial of Young Art of Buenos Aires and Grant National Fund of Arts). She is also the editor of “Owner’s portrait”, a film by Joaquín Maito recently premiered and awarded as Best Documentary Debut at First Lights Programme in Jihlava International Film Festival.

 

 

 

- Director’s Statement / Declaraciones del Director:

When I was a girl, my grandmother Juliana told me, while sewing and fragments, how the thread comes in and out on the canvas, her own story. Among other things, he told me that when he was ten years old, he had crossed a forest at night, escaping from the servitude to which his own godfather exposed him during the Spanish Civil War. For some reason, that moment in his life always seemed decisive to me. At the same time, I always tried to understand its contradictions: a woman educated during the Franco regime and defender of many of her conservative and repressive ideas but who, in her own practice, had completely disregarded all possible “must be”, trying a sketch not self-conscious of “free woman”. The disciplinarian figure of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl who crosses the forest alone and who, by getting off the right path, is attacked by a wolf, then appeared to me as a key when deciding to make a movie with her. The story, tinged with fairy tale and crossed by a visual and sound experimentation guided by childhood fears and games, ended up articulating with my sister and me today, militant feminists and left and so something of the spirit of the time, of a new wave of the movement of women and sexogénericas dissidence on the rise, was impregnating the film, opening it from the intimate to the collective, from the personal to the political.

 

Cuando era chica, mi abuela Juliana me contaba, mientras cosía y de a fragmentos, como entra y sale el hilo en la tela, su propia historia. Entre otras cosas, me contó que cuando tenía diez años, había cruzado de noche un bosque, escapando de la servidumbre a la que la exponía su propio padrino, en plena Guerra Civil Española. Por alguna razón, ese momento de su vida siempre me pareció decisivo. A la vez, siempre intenté entender sus contradicciones: una mujer educada durante el franquismo y defensora de muchas de sus ideas conservadoras y represivas pero que, en la propia práctica, se había desentendido por completo de todo posible “deber ser”, intentando un boceto no autoconsciente de “mujer libre”. La figura disciplinadora de Caperucita Roja, la niña que atraviesa el bosque sola y que, por salirse del camino derecho, es atacada por un lobo, se me apareció entonces como clave al decidir hacer una película con ella. El relato, con tintes de cuento de hadas y atravesado por una experimentación visual y sonora guiada por los miedos y los juegos de la infancia,  terminó articulándose con mi hermana y yo hoy, militantes feministas y de izquierda y así algo del espíritu de época, de una nueva ola del movimiento de mujeres y disidencias sexogénericas en alza, fue impregnando la película, abriéndola de lo íntimo a lo colectivo, de lo personal a lo político.

 

 

 

Overview / Ficha técnica:

Script / Guión: Tatiana Mazú González

Producer / Producción: Tatiana Mazú González, Michelle Jacques Toriglia

Executive Production / Producción Ejecutiva: Michelle Jacques Toriglia, Paola Pernicone

Director / Director: Tatiana Mazú González

Director of Photography and Camera / Dirección de Fotografía y Cámara: Joaquín Maito

Film Editor / Edición: Josefina Llobet

Art Director / Dirección de Arte: Elian Pittaro, Tatiana Mazú González

Sound design / Diseño de sonido: Julián Galay, Javier Bustos

Cast / Elenco: Juliana Casares, Tatiana Mazú González, Sofía Mazú González, María Inés González

 

 

 

- Festivals, Awards and Nominations / Festivales, Premios y Nominaciones:

- 22 FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documental de Santiago (Special Mention: WIP Competition); 11/2018; Chile

 

 

 

 - Links:

 

 

 

 

- Contact / Contacto:

Gisela Chicolino

FilmsToFestivals

Distribution Agency

Gisela@filmstofestivals.com

 

 

Antes Muerto Cine

antesmuertocine@gmail.com

 

 

Conjuro Cine

Michelle Jacques Toriglia

 

 

 

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