directed by Marco Berger (Argentina, 2013, 102’) ITALIAN PREMIERE
Saturday 26th October 2013
cinema Lumière, via Azzo Gardino 65
Martin gets by with occasional work and is looking for a seasonal job; when Eugenio recognises him as one of his childhood friends, he offers him the possibility to look after his villa. It is the beginning of a relationship going beyond friendship and social differences, a relationship teetering between power games and mutual attraction.
Mark Berger, after Plan B (a film which became a cult movie on the queer circuit) and Absent, winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, has made a film based on the psychological dynamics that come into play when a potential love story gets caught up in the meshes of social divide, avoiding however slipping into the trap of creating a movie which just analyses the situation. The subtle magic of Hawaii is in its silences, gestures and the exchanges of glances between the two protagonists. “I wondered about the dynamics of a relationship between somebody who lives a wealthy lifestyle and someone who needs help, portraying the cruel game imposed by society and the way in which both characters face the situation” (Berger).