ANTE LA LEY - El Relato Prohibido de Carlos Correas
BEFORE THE LAW - The Forbidden Story of Carlos Correas
A film by Emiliano Jelicié y Pablo Klappenbach
The screening will be followed by a conversation with co-Director, Emiliano Jelicié
Film in Spanish with English subtitles. This screening is free and open to the public
For a long time ignored, underground writer Carlos Correas left a number of questions after his dramatic death. A few manuscripts, a diary, some letters, proceedings and the traumatic screen version of a short story promise to be the parts of a puzzle that pieces together the experience of an intelectual life painfully argentinian.
Before The Law. The Forbidden Story of Carlos Correas inquires into the conventions of the 'talking heads documentary', in order to show, from there, the limits and blind spots of the genre.
Directors Emiliano Jelicié and Pablo Klappenbach start by looking up the court file that accused author Carlos Correas because of his story “The Narration of History” and made suspects out of those who contributed to the publication of his work or were just part of his personal or intelectual entourage. But that search expands in multiple directions: a dramatization of the story, the voices of Correa’s old collaborators and current fans, the way cinema should be made, the story of a generation, an archaeology of gay life Buenos Aires, and the bursting intellectual scene that existed fifty years ago. All these storylines draw a complex and exciting map and twist the film around, they corner it, beating down the assurances and topics of traditional documentary filmmaking with a fascinating work that never yields to the temptation of turning its character into a myth ‑Correas, the great and almost secret writer, the one wrote Los reportajes de Félix Chaneton and La operación Masotta- but rather prefers to cover every aspect of the world. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Trailer online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGLFmSpvcg