los últimos, endless letterpress, shortsfit, shortsfit distribucion
los últimos, endless letterpress, shortsfit, shortsfit distribucion
los últimos, endless letterpress, shortsfit, shortsfit distribucion
los últimos, endless letterpress, shortsfit, shortsfit distribucion

Los Últimos

Endless Letterpress

ARGENTINA / 70 MIN / 2019 / DOCUMENTARY / HD / 16:9 / STEREO / COLOR
Subtitles available: English, Spanish
 
Facing deteriorating machines and the advance of new technologies, Argentine printing presses are closing up their shops.
At the some time, a group of young designers has rediscovered this great technical innovation in the history of the written word: the typesetting printing press; but it will be difficult to learn since it has always been transmitted from master to apprentice. The last press mechanic in the country will be in charge of teaching them so that this ancient technique can withstand the passage of time.
Los históricos imprenteros se encuentran cerrando sus talleres. Un grupo de jóvenes redescubre la impresión de caracteres móviles. El último mecánico gráfico del país será el encargado de enseñarles para que esta antigua técnica logre resistir el paso del tiempo.

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Festivals

  • A+D Winnipeg Film Festival (Canada, 2019)
  • ByDesign Film Festival 2019 (USA, 2019)
  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2019 (USA, 2019)
  • Saratov Sufferings Documentary Drama Film Festival 2019 (Russia, 2019)
  • Docu.Text Tel Aviv Film Festival 2019 (Israel, 2019)

Interviews & Reviews

  • Interview at Northwest Film Forum
  • Review at Association of European Printing Museums: “Poetry lovers and aspiring fine press publishers, technological dropouts, art students who have discovered that there is life after the Mac, hot-metal and type geeks, typographers suffering from digital fatigue, and people who just love the smell of ink and the sound of machinery.”
  • Urban Cottage: “You do not need to be an afficionado of print to appreciate the skill, dedication and sheer artistry of people who create classic posters.”
  • Designinpublic 
  • Escribiendo Cine:Una idea romántica de rescatar lo que está por perderse pero que puede interesar al público joven”. 
  • La Nación: Cálido y nostálgico documental por el que desfilan ante una atenta cámara tanto esos veteranos como muchachos idealistas que todavía creen en que las antiguas máquinas pueden ser cantos de sirena para nuevos públicos y están decididos a demostrarlo”.
  • Negrowhite.net: “Un film que todo bibliotecario debería difundir y atesorar entre sus bienes más preciados”.
  • Hacerse La Crítica 
  • Funcinema:Una pieza valiosa para comprender no solo a un oficio que prácticamente esta desapareciendo sino también para escuchar desde la calidez de los testimonios la reconstrucción del pasado y tener un pequeño vistazo del futuro”.
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cast

Ramon Diaz, Leandro Orellano, Vicente Velardo, Ernesto Bebe Orellano, Raul Figueroa, Oscar Montiel Osvaldo Dorelle, Osvaldo Fernandez, Antonio Werli, Sol Gil

written and directed by

Pablo Pivetta, Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs

produced by

Facundo Escudero Salinas

production company

cinematography by

Pablo Pivetta, Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs

film editing by

Lautaro Colace

sound design by

Paula Ramírez

original music by

Andrés Schteingart

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director's bio (Pablo Pivetta)

Pablo Pivetta. Graphic Designer (UBA). Professor at Diseño 3 - Wolkowicz at UBA and also producer at "El otro Fútbol" by Federico Peretti. His photographic work has participated in many exhibitions such as ‘Oficios del Mundo’ by Alianza Francesa, about the letterpress workshops of Buenos Aires.

director's bio (Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs)

Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs. Image and Sound Designer (UBA) and also Graphic Designer (UBA). He is a designer and art director specialized in Motion Graphics. He worked in the post production of many documentaries for television and some feature films. 'Los Últimos' is his first feature documentary film.