The short story “Segunda vez” by Julio Cortázar is one of the most subtle narratives of the political and social climate in Argentina in the years 1976-1983, when the “National Reorganization Process” took place, a brutal dictatorship that left 30.000 people “disappeared”. The text of Cortázar, despite having all the ingredients of fantastic literature, is a very realistic description of the methods used by state terrorism in Argentina.
“Segunda vez” is the basis for the short film Segunda vez: a sequence shot, filmed in real time, in one location, focusing on dialogue and character construction.
For more details, check Segunda Vez.
Camera Vincent Pinckaers
Production & casting Lila Lisenberg
Actors David Mendoza, Carlos Correia, Víctor Manuel Pérez, Corina Romero, Viviana Vasquez, Lorena Soraya Vega, Adriana Barenstein, Graciela Martínez, Fernando Tur, Andrea Garrote, Mauricio Minetti, Silvia Trawier, Nathalie Wuerth, Rocco Di Tella, Rita Pauls, Edgardo Castro, Leonardo Gonzalo Murua, Leo Nigoul, Mariano González, Santiago Silva, Juan Barberini, Eugenia Capizzano, Fabian Arenillas
Art director Sandra Iurcovich
Editing Dora García, Felix Duque & Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Sound & mixing Laszlo Umbreit at Herculeslab
Color grading Loup Brenta at Cobalt
Produced by Auguste Orts
With support of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, KASK / School of Arts Gent, Image/Mouvement Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Trondheim kunstmuseum & FIDLab