The Parrot And The Swan
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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Alejo Moguillansky offered a beguiling fusion of dance theatre and film noir in CASTRO (2009); now he turns to comedy in this gentle, melancholic love story in which the film-within-a-film plotline is refracted through a dry, deadpan humour. A film crew is making a documentary on contemporary dance theatre in Argentina, with the sound recordist (El Loro – 'The Parrot' in English) caught in the midst of a messy break-up with his girlfriend, who has dumped him by letter. Loro begins to fall for one of the dancers in the film, only for her to disappear and leave him with a dilemma. Moguillanksy details the labour involved in the creative process with adept, playful energy, making THE PARROT AND THE SWAN not only a contemplation of dance on film but also a teasing romance where the object of desire is always somewhat out of the hapless Loro’s grasp.
Maria Delgado, bfi.org.uk

tags: Work, Experimental, Filmmaking, Latin America, Love, Feature film

Cast: Luciana Acuña, Rodrigo Sánchez Mariño, Walter Jakob, Jack Kellog, Mario Gallizzi

Credits

Screenplay: Alejo Moguillansky

Director of Photography: Tebbe Schönning, Fernando Lockett, Paolo Girón

Film Editor: Alejo Moguillansky

Composer: Piotr Thaikovsky, Maximiliano Prietto, Gabriel Almendros, Fernando Tur

Production Designer: Leticia Bernaus

Costume Design: Ana Cambre

Sound: Rodrigo Sánchez Mariño

Producer: Laura Citarella

Production Company: El Pampero Cine

World Sales: El Pampero Cine

Director: Alejo Moguillansky