Part of the film series PANTALLA PAVELLÓ curated by Celia Marín & Daniele Porretta. Projected directly on the travertine wall, El hombre de al lado, a film by Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat (V.O. subtitled in english).
Presented by Daniele Porretta.
Cities sometimes seem to have been designed to keep its inhabitants apart. Architecture can be a tool for different purposes: it can promote sociability and mixture, and it can also spatially segregate its population. The city, in film, has often represented a social container, a privileged place to show alienation, segregation, isolation and lack of communication that characterize modern life.
In large contemporary metropolises many worlds that never meet, cohabit. Within the city, the party wall is the last boundary between private spaces. But what if suddenly a window was opened in this party wall? Probably what often happens in cities, that these worlds end up exposed, in contact and conflict with each other.
The film was shot in the Curutchet House located in the Argentinian city of La Plata, the only residential project by Le Corbusier in Latin America. El hombre de al lado is a film that describes the clash between two neighbors, one a successful designer and university professor, and the otherone a salesman: Leonardo and Víctor. Two different ways of being and living, simply separated by a wall.
El hombre de al lado, Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat, 2009, 101’
Direction & Screen Play: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Production: Aleph Media
Music: Sergio Pángaro
Photo: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
With: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso, Enrique Gagliesi, Inés Budassi
August 1 2016 at 21:30h
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion