elegía a la casa extranjera, eulogy, andrés proaño, shortsfit, shortsfit distribución, short films distribution, distribuzione cortometraggi
elegía a la casa extranjera, eulogy, andrés proaño, shortsfit, shortsfit distribución, short films distribution, distribuzione cortometraggi
elegía a la casa extranjera, eulogy, andrés proaño, shortsfit, shortsfit distribución, short films distribution, distribuzione cortometraggi
elegía a la casa extranjera, eulogy, andrés proaño, shortsfit, shortsfit distribución, short films distribution, distribuzione cortometraggi

Elegía a la casa extranjera

Eulogy for the Elsewhere Home

ARGENTINA, PANAMA / 10 MIN / 2020 / DOCUMENTARY / HD / 16:9 / STEREO / COLOR
Subtitles available: English, Spanish
Documentary essay short film made with personal archive footage, to make a conscious return to the childhood’s home: the one of our ideal memories; the one that we’ve abandoned when we migrated; the one that was occupied to make a cool live art event; the one that was demolished to build a new shopping mall.  What begins as a portrait of a space throughout different times, ends up being a goodbye letter, not only to the physical space, but to the idea of ‘identity’ as a place where you can return to. Instead, identity arises as a horizon, always present and distant: foreigner.
Ensayo documental realizado con material de archivo que busca, en un formato libre de flujo de conciencia, volver a la casa de infancia: la de los recuerdos idílicos; la que se abandonó en una migración; la que fue ocupada para realizar un evento artístico cool; la que fue demolida para construir un centro comercial. Lo que empieza como un retrato de un espacio en distintos tiempos, desemboca en una carta de despedida, no solo a un espacio físico, sino a la idea de la identidad como un lugar al que se puede volver. A cambio, la identidad se erige como un horizonte siempre presente y lejano: el extranjero.

Festivals & Awards

  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de la Cuenca del Salado (Argentina, 2020)
  • Liberation DocFest (Bangladesh, 2021)
  • Venice Intercultural Film Festival (Italy, 2021) – winner Miglior Cortometraggio
  • SanGiò Verona Video Festival (Italy, 2021)
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written and directed by

Andrés Proaño Mattioli

producer

Camila Fourcaud

cinematographer

Andrés Proaño Mattioli

film editor

Andrés Proaño Mattioli

sound design

Javier Fernández Jensen

original music

Antonella Casanova, Tomás Ciccola, Matoto Mesuni

distribution & world sales

director's bio

Andrés Proaño was born in Panama in 1991. He moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2006. Graduated on Cinematography at Universidad del Cine. He’s worked as a cinematographer in several short films such as ‘Cinco minutos afuera’ and Barrancas. He was selected to be part of BA Talents 2020, with a piece of his film ‘Elegía a la casa extranjera’. Nowadays he lives and works in Buenos Aires.