A film by Marco Berger (Argentina 2011, 87')
Sunday 30th october
cinema LumiŤre, via Azzo Gardino 65/a
During swimming lessons, a spark of attraction is lit between the instructor, Sebastian and his teenage pupil, Martin.
But Marco Bergerís film reverses the traditional roles: what happens if it is the young boy who seduces the older man? Martin manages to get to spend the night in Sebastianís apartment, and when the swimming teacher realises what intentions the boy has, he is thrown into a dilemma between what his sensations and the right thing to do. From the opening sequence of the film, with its wonderful complice soundtrack, Ausente has a Hitchcock style suspense, intelligently created around Sebastianís and his intentions: a psychological drama which questions the real nature of desire, beyond all taboos.
Marco Berger, born in 1977, is one of the most promising Argentinian directors. El Reloj, his first short film, was made in 2008, and his first feature film, Plan B, was in 2009. Ausente won Best Film at last Berlin Festivalís Teddy awards.