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A Place Called Los Pereyra

Directed by Andrés Livov
Produced by Hugh Gibson

Overview

Synopsis

In the impoverished and extremely isolated region of Northern Argentina known as "The Impenetrable", the children of a tiny elementary school eagerly await an annual visit from their “Godmothers”: a charity mission from the city of Buenos Aires. When they arrive, life in the hamlet of Los Pereyra changes completely. Both delighted and bewildered, the children learn many things from their cosmopolitan visitors, including a glimpse of privileged life and, perhaps, a realization of their own poverty. Subtle, sweet, often humorous, but also poignant, A Place Called Los Pereyra examines adolescence, charity and the clash of two worlds.

Stage
finished
Running time
81 minutes

Credits

  • Andrés Livov ... Director
  • Hugh Gibson ... Producer
  • Andrés Livov ... Producer
  • Peter Starr ... Executive Producer
  • Gary Marlowe ... Music
  • Clodo Luque ... Cinematographer
  • Gaspar Scheuer ... Location Sound

Production Details

Country
Canada
Locations
Argentina

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
RIDM (Montreal), IDFA (Amsterdam), BAFICI (Buenos Aires), SANFIC (Santiago), Kyev, Calgary, Havana
Distribution
Documentary Educational Resources (DER)
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, French

Photos

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