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Mariposa

Runtime:
102 min.
Year of Production:
2015
Country:
Argentina
Director:
Cast:
Ailín Salas
Javier De Pietro
Julián Infantino
Malena Villa
Production Company:
Oh My Gómez Films
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

A butterfly, a creature symbolising rebirth and a new beginning, epitomises Romina’s and Javier’s
world, a world that consists of two parallel realities. In one of them they grow up as siblings who
desire each other and try to give shape to their love without sexual fulfilment; in the other they are
a young man and woman who form an awkward friendship instead of succumbing to their feelings
for each other. Javier finds himself in a discordant relationship with Mariela. Mariela’s brother is
interested in Bruno. Bruno is with Romina, but wants to be with Javier. Playfully alternating between
these two realities, the lovers find themselves drawn into ever new couplings in order to explore their
intuitive feelings – cautiously, but at the same time prepared to lose everything. Marco Berger, who
won the 2011 Teddy Award, takes a fascinating film idea and turns it into an impressive universe of
endlessly diverse approaches to friendship and love. This is an unusually dynamic space in which
emotional insecurity, sexual confusion, incest, self-deception, intuition and spiritual bonding all find
their place.

BIOGRAFIE Marco Berger

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977, he studied film in Norway and at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires before directing his first short film, UNA ÚLTIMA VOLUNTAD in 2007. His second feature film, ABSENT, screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2011. His film project HAWAII was financed by crowdfunding.

FILMOGRAFIE Marco Berger (selection)

2015 Mariposa  2013 Hawaii  2011 Ausente  2009 Plan B  2008 El Reloj  2007 Una Última Voluntad 

Interview with Marco Berger
Marco Berger @ IMDb
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