2001-2010ArgentinaArthouseDocumentaryGustavo Fontán

Gustavo Fontán – La orilla que se abisma (2008)

The movie is a documentary about the argetine poet Juan Laurentino Ortiz, known as “Juan L” or “Juanele”. It’s a story about a travel trought the Paraná river (Entre Ríos, Argentina), where the nature acting (water, birds, air, rain, trees, sun, etc). The film have parts of documentary about Juan L. Ortiz, and can hear his voice talking a reciting a poem. La orilla que se abisma is poetry made image.

The (river) bank that becomes abysmal is dealt with as a trip, a journey along a river. Just as rivers, just like any trip, the film meanders along, with shallow banks, detours and moments at rest. The film poses some questions: Is it possible to gaze, gaze and gaze and attain the feeling of the river beyond the river? Is it possible to gaze on the landscape and discover, at last, the dimensions of what transcends it, that is, what makes it abysmal? The (river) bank that becomes abysmal is a “dialogue” with the poetics of the writer from Entre Ríos (Argentina) Juan L. Ortiz.

DVD Source: Multi-region, DVD5
DVD Format: NTSC
DVD Audio: Stereo
Menus: Untouched
Video: Untouched
Audio: Untouched
Resolution: 720×480
Data rate: 8000kbps
Total bitrate: 9536kbps
Audio bitrate: 1536kbps



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