The Faculties

Eloisa Soláas, Argentina, 2019, 82 min, OmeU

+ Q&A with Eloisa Soláas

Sunday 3.11. – 17 Hs. – Wolf Kino, Berlin

Synopsis

Students of different careers prepare to take final exams. Botany, anatomy, sociology, medieval philosophy, criminal law, morphology, theoretical physics and piano. Each one uses their own abilities to cope with the situation of oral exposure, the most common evaluative practice in the National Universities of Argentina
Throughout the waiting moments in the halls, between the drama and the absurdity of each exam, the subjects begin to find unexpected relationships.

Director’s note

Due to my own experience in university, first as a student and later as a teacher, I started thinking about this documentary a while ago. I am drawn to the situation of evaluation because it contains such a heightened sense of reality and I’ve always been fascinated by the possibility of filming it.
At the time of taking an exam in addition to accounting for the specific contents of a subject, interpretive powers are played that throughout a career seek to become part of the skin and identity of the individual.
I found the possibility of thinking and observing the most political aspects around education and access to knowledge.
I am also interested in the possibility that this film can also be read in a didactic way, and that its different subjects can also connect in unexpected manners.

Bio Director

Graduated from the Image and Sound Design career (FADU-UBA).
She worked as a programmer for the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI); as an assistant director in various fiction and documentary projects; and teaches film theories at different film schools in Buenos Aires. She works at the Film Museum of Buenos Aires, producing audiovisual projects with film footage such as Intervened Events (2014) and Intervened Archives: School Cinema (2016)). Las facultades is her first feature film as a director.

Crew

Director: Eloísa Solaas
Cinematography: Esteban Clausse
Second camera unit: Inés Duacastella/ Fidel González Armatta
Assistant director: Lionel Braverman
Production company: Maravillacine
Producers: Eloísa Solaas – Paula Zyngierman- Esteban Clausse
General assistant: Lara Franzetti
Editing: Pablo Mazzolo – Eloísa Solaas- Francisco Lezama
Sound Director: Nahuel Palenque
Sound in set : Augusto Bode
Mix: Roberto Migone
Color correction: Leandro Bordakevich

Awards

WIP- Prize “Best Latin American film (in development)”.
FIDOCS Festival.
Best director- Official Selection BAFICI, 2019.
ASA Award (Asociación Sonidistas Argentinos) for the best sound – BAFICI, 2019
Special mention SAE / EDA to the assembly. BAFICI, 2019

 

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