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  • 18th Jeonju IFF
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DIRECTOR Gaston Solnicki ForntlineAsian Premiere
Nation Argentina 201672minDCPcolor Fiction
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A portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood, feeling their way through various crises born of the insular comforts of class privilege.

  • Review

    Though Kekszakallu was inspired by the opera by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, it is difficult to extrapolate the relevance between the two. Everything seems ordinary. Children diving, boys polishing surfboards and nameless lovers chatting on the grass. The audiences are finally aware of the characters when they re-emerge. Nothing seems special, but there are a few elements that are eye-catching. The young girls are on the threshold of entering adulthood. They are suffering at the factory, at home and at school. Their way of being mentally incompetent matches the wearisome summer. Kekszakallu expresses the state of the amorphous soul through the liberating playful image, color, sound and delicate composition. This is the first feature film directed by Argentine director Gaston Solnicki, the documentarian. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director Gaston SOLNICKI
    Producer Ivan EIBUSZYC, Gaston SOLNICKI
    Cinematography Diego POLERI, Fernando LOCKETT
    Editor Alan SEGAL, Francisco D?EUFEMIA
    Music Bela BARTOK
    Sound Jason CANDLER
    Cast Laila MALTZ, Katia SZECHTMAN, Pedro TROCCA


Gaston Solnicki

Born in 1978. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He directed his first feature film Suden in 2008. His second film, Papirosen(2008), won the Best Film Award at BAFICI and was finally released in NY where it got selected as a NY Times critic’s pick. His films have screened at festivals such as Rotterdam, Viennale and Jeonju. He is currently premiering his first narrative feature film, Kekszakallu.