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Brief Heaven
(Breve cielo)

by David José KOHON

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A young middle-class man and a young girl who has left the slums to work as a prostitute meet by chance on the Plaza de los Ingleses, opposite the emblematic Retiro station in Buenos Aires. Their encounter lasts no more than a day and morning, an enchanted lapse of time that echoes the title Brief Heaven. Kohon’s beautiful but sad film draws the picture of the nascent change in a generation’s mentality (unabashedly conveyed by the only elliptic erotic scene), while also asserting a new way of filming. The streets and promenades of Buenos Aires offer a welcome to the characters but also play a clearly aesthetic role, as for example, in the remarkable tracking shot that moves through the underground gallery near the Obelisk to the echoing notes of Piazzolla’s bandoneon. RK

  • Titre français
    Brief Heaven
  • Original title
    Breve cielo
  • Titre international
    Brief Heaven
  • Scénario
    David José KOHN
  • Photo
    Adelqui CAMUSSO
  • Montage
    Gerardo RINALDI, Armando BLANCO
  • Musique
    Ástor PIAZZOLLA
  • Interprétation
    Ana María PICCHIO, Alberto FERNÁNDEZ DE ROSA, Beto GIANOLA, Gloria RAINES
  • Copie
    Fernando Martín Peña : filmotecaba@gmail.com
  • Support de projection
    16 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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