Amparo Aguilar confronts the story of her own family in the documentary La tara (The Tara)

This Saturday, 22nd October, the feature film La tara, directed by Miguel López Beraza, and the short film Ponto Final, by Amparo Aguilar, were presented at the Teatro Cervantes. Both films are competing for awards at the 67th Seminci, in the Tiempo de Historia section.

Amparo Aguilar, accompanied by the producers Carolina Álvarez and Omar Razzak, took part in the presentation and subsequent discussion of La tara, a feature film in which the Aguilar siblings, descendants of the forgotten Cuarteto Aguilar, find the soundtrack of the only surrealist film shot in Argentina, “Tararina: la bohemia de hoy”, and review the family history.

As the director said, when they made the film they knew what they didn’t want. “We found ourselves with our history”, the director admitted. In this Spanish-Argentine co-production, historical moments of rupture are reviewed that have been, within the family, crossed by the art/politics tension.

Ponto final

The short film, Ponto Final is based on the director’s return to his parents’ house. There, he proposes to them to play at transforming themselves into film stars. The game will serve as a pretext to talk about cancer and the fear of loss. Mireia Graell, the producer, presented it on stage at the Cervantes Theatre and announced that it had won the Grand Prize at the Warsaw Film Festival.

“We saw in this opportunity the will to live and to always look for light and laughter to overcome any problem”, the producer acknowledged. She also emphasised the attempts not to break the intimacy of the story.

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