The Face (El rostro)
Winner of Best Director, Fiction Film at the 5th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards
Dir. Gustavo Fontán. Argentina. 2012. 64 min. With Pedro Gabas, María del Huerto Ghiggi, Gustavo Hennekens, and Héctor Maldonado. New York premiere. In Spanish with English subtitles. The Face is a lyrical and personal film shot in stunning black and white, where past and present, fiction and nonfiction mix together. A man who sails alone approaches an island on the Paraná River. Once he lands, he’s no longer alone. He shares a meal with another man — his father. There will also be a woman. And some kids. And nature — in the form of birds, plants, and the river, which is always present through its quietness and constant flowing. The film was a selection of the Rome Film Festival and was awarded the Best Director prize at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI).