DER Documentary

A Place Called Los Pereyra

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by Andrés Livov-Macklin
produced by Hugh Gibson & Andrés Livov-Macklin
color, 82 min / 54 min, 2009


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In the impoverished and extremely isolated region of Northern Argentina known as “The Impenetrable”, the children of a tiny elementary school eagerly await an annual visit from their “Godmothers”: a charity mission from the city of Buenos Aires.

When the “Godmothers” arrive, life in the hamlet of Los Pereyra changes completely. Both delighted and bewildered, the children learn many things from their cosmopolitan visitors, including a glimpse of privileged life and, perhaps, a realization of their own poverty.

Subtle, sweet, often humorous, but also poignant, A Place Called Los Pereyra examines adolescence, charity and the clash of two worlds.

“Intimate and poetic; offers viewers a chance to contemplate what it means to give and to receive”
— Jennie Punter, The Globe & Mail
“4 Stars. (A) resonant documentary” — Norm Wilner, Now Magazine
“Quietly wrenching” — Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
“A very honest, strong film.” — Carlos Reygadas, director, Silent Light

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Ottawa Latin Film Festival, Canada, 2012
RIDM, Montreal, Canada, 2009
IDFA, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal, Canada, 2010
BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010
Kiev International Film Festival, 2010
Santiago de Chile International Film Fest, 2010
Calgary International Film Festival, 2010
Havana Film Festival, 2010
Boston Latino Film Festival, 2011
Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Interactive Media Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2011

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