Argentinean cinema will be represented again today in Un Certain Regard with The Lips (Los Labios) (Salle Debussy, 16:30), the latest product of a collaboration between Santiago Loza and Ivan Fund taht began in 2008.
Above all, the two Argentinean filmmakers wanted their latest co-direction, the fourth since 2008, to reflect their vision of cinema: a way of reaching out to others, to touch them, to move them. Los Labios is a film about company, about the meaning of “being together”. “The camera approaches people. It moves towards their faces and bodies, discovering their spontaneity and truth. It’s a film that is alive, in the present moment.” they explain.
tells the story of three women working for the Argentinean social services as helpers in the ruins of a hospital. Initially difficult, their relationships become more peaceful over the course of this imposed cohabitation. It is a story about human beings that the two directors have imagined in the form of a dream: “the story of these women could also be part of a dream, a memory, a legend about those who decide to be part of the world
.” After Carancho
(Diego Lerman), screened yesterday, Los Labios
is the second Argentinean feature film presented in Un Certain Regard.