Edgardo Cozarinsky – Puntos suspensivos o Esperando a los barbaros (1971)
M. is a common man, and we see his everyday life as he wonders through the city. But he’s also “a reactionary priest, a survivor of the right wing”, as David Oubiña properly described him –someone who is “rejected by everyone”. We can see him not as an individual or as psychologist, but as “a case that sheds light on contexts”, according to Cozarinsky himself. Although the film shares a spirit with other films of the so-called Argentine underground scene of the late 60’s and early 70’s that opened the way for the careers of Fischerman, Bejo, Ludueña and Filippelli, Dot Dot Dot features a figure that has fascinated and marked Cozarinsky’s posterior films: a character who is uncomfortable about living in his own time. The combination of a more dispersive than erratic fictional plot equals materials and speeches that are also heterogeneous. It’s a film time has granted with unexpected visibility and influence.
This film written, produced, and directed by Cozarinsky in 1971 was never commercially released. There were only a few prints, which today are lost or in poor conditions. The original negative was rescued by the Cinemateca Argentina Foundation after the labs where they were deposited closed down. Cozarinsky moved it to France and deposited it in the
Cinematheque Française. In 2011 the negative was temporarily imported to Buenos Aires to obtain a new 35mm print that was processed by Alberto Acevedo and Walter Ríos, under the supervision of Cozarinsky. This recovery was produced by Fernando Martín Peña, with the collaboration of Malba – Fundación Costantini and Cinecolor.
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