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The Main 4 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 9:30 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9:20 AM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 2:40 PM
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General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Frame Forward: Cinema Expanded
Women's Issues
Family Drama
Release Year:2016
Runtime:72 min
Festivals & Awards:FIPRESCI Award: Best Film in Orizzonti - Venice Film Festival
Print Source:Frutacine
Director:Gastón Solnicki
Producer:Iván Eibuszyc
Gastón Solnick
Cinematographer:Diego Poleri
Fernando Lockett
Editor:Alan Segal
Francisco D'Eufemia
Composer:Béla Bartók
Principal Cast:Laila Maltz
Katia Szechtman
Lara Tarlowski
Natali Maltz
Maria Soldi
Pedro Trocca
Denise Groesman
Filmography:Süden ('08)
Papirosen ('11)


Kékszakállú is an unconventional portrayal of several young women witnessed in immersive yet indeterminate states: within their bodies, among their friends and lovers, and ultimately in a culture of economic and spiritual recession. The torpor of boredom and privilege is undercut by the vicissitudes of Argentina’s economic malaise, forcing the offspring of a vanishing upper class to extricate themselves from the props of familial privilege. The film presents a documentary-like exposure of the quotidian while extending possibilities for redemption among this brood of the weary.

Obliquely inspired by Béla Bartók’s sole opera, Bluebeard's Castle, Kékszakállú radically transposes the portent of that opera into something far less recognizable: a tale of generational inertia, situated between the alternating and precisely rendered tableaux of work and repose in Buenos Aires and Punta del Este. This is the third film and first narrative from acclaimed Argentinian director Gastón Solnicki.

Director’s Biography

Argentine director Gastón Solnicki was born in Buenos Aires and studied at the International Center of Photography in New York, and later earned a BFA in film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is the director of the documentaries Süden ('08) and Papirosen ('11).

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