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Playback. Ensayo de una Despedida

14 min.
Year of Production:
Marcos García
La Delpi
Martín Shanly
Production Company:
Magalí Mérida
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Short Film
Teddy Award:
Best Short Film

Argentina in the late 1980s: Catholic, conservative and shaped by a military dictatorship. “La Delpi”, the sole survivor of a group of
transgender women and drag queens, talks about how their shows in basement theatres galvanised the community and helped them in
their struggle against AIDS and police violence. How they healed their wounds with lipstick, playback performances and improvised
stage outfits. And how they invented happy endings for those who were to die. A farewell letter compiled from VHS memories.

BIOGRAFIE Agustina Comedi

The screenwriter and filmmaker was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1986. After studying modern literature, she made her feature-length debut, Silence Is a Falling Body, which premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2017. The film went on to be selected by over 50 festivals and won multiple awards.

FILMOGRAFIE Agustina Comedi (selection)

2019 Playback. Ensayo de una Despedida  2017 El Silencio es un Cuerpo Que Cae 

Agustina Comedi @IMDb
Playback. Ensayo de una despedida @IMDb
Interview with Agustina Comedi on 'Playback. Ensayo de una despedida'
The TEDDY Award for the best Short Film goes to Agustina Comedi for 'Playback. Ensayo de una despedida'

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