SOLO

A film by Artemio Benki
Documentary  |  84 min |  AUT, CZE, ARG, FRA  |  2019
A co-production with ARTCAM Films, Petit à Petit Production and Lomo Cine

SYNOPSIS

Since his Breakdown four years ago the young Argentinean piano virtuoso and composer Martín,  has been a patient of El Borda, the largest and most notable but also controversial psychiatric hospital in Latin America. The former child prodigy and promising talent of his generation is now trying to find a way to overcome his mental disease and come back to life outside the walls of the asylum and on the concert stages, while working on his new composition Enfermaria. Solo tells the unique, yet universal story about obsession with perfection and creation, narrating the evolution of a human being who draws his strength from his own fragility.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR INCOME WERE TAKEN CARE OF?

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

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FESTIVALS

72nd Cannes Film Festival, 2019

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Prog. Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen International Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland)
and Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Feature Film Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels 2017
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER in Moscow
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland), El Documental Del Mes (Spain), New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa

QUOTES

»Solo is a study of a person in whom mental strength and fragility are feeding off each other« CINEUROPA

»This extreme, delicate and complete attention paid to Martin Perino, Argentine pianist and inmate of a psychiatric hospital in Buenos Aires, makes all the beauty and the charm of the documentary Solo« – LE MONDE

»A documentary with rhythm and modalities of fictional cinema that contemplates about the inevitable dichotomy between art and life«   QUINLAN

»One, Solo, yet (increasingly) universal, a mirror of the uncertainties of the world, of the difficulties of every mind, of the delicate and fragile delicacy of every human being.« –CINELAPSUS

»The film has the potential to challenge people’s stances and get them to consider an unconditional basic income!« – KLAUS KOFLER, FUTUROLOGIST

»A film that today has already documented the world of tomorrow.« – MICHAEL BOHMEYER, GRUNDEINKOMMEN.DE

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 84 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES – Spanish
SUBTITLES – German, English
LOCATIONS – Argentina
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP, BluRay
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby SRD 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 1,85:1
PICTURES/SEC – 24

Running time: 95/52 minutes
Original languages:
German, English
Subtitle languages:
German, English
Shooting locations:
Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Namibia, Austria
Shooting format: 4K - 5K
Screening format: DCP, BluRay
Aspect ratio: 1:2,39
Pictures/sec: 24
Colour: Colour
Sound: Dolby SRD 5.1

CREW

WRITER & DIRECTOR
Artemio Benki

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Diego Mendizabal

SOUND RECORDISTS
Pablo Girosa, Pablo Bustamante, Miguel Tennina, Sebastian lipsik

EDITORS
Jeanne Oberson, Valeria Racioppi

SOUND DESIGN
Benjamin Rosier, Olivier Dô Hùu

PRODUCERS
Artemio Benki, Petra Oplatkova, Rebecca Houzel, Sergio L. Prá, Nicolas Tuozzo, Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger

Director & Screenplay: Christian Tod
Cinematography/DOP:
Lars Barthel, Joerg Burger
Editing: Cordula Werner & Elke Groen
Sound & Sounddesign: Peter Rösner
Music: Peter Rösner
Production management:
Andrea Minauf, Janine Hahmann
Commissioning editor ARTE: Kathrin Brinkmann
Commissioning editor ORF: Heinrich Mis
Co-producer: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck
Producer: Arash T. Riahi & Karin C. Berger

CAST

Martín Aníbal Perino
Federico Daniel Bustos
Luis Roberto Duarte
Soledad Madarieta
Sebastián Moscó
María Isabel Siewers
Cecilia Cibert

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