Directed by Inés de Oliveira Cézar
Run time 90 minutes
Are words, photographs and speeches sufficient means for describing and communicating a complex, harsh, unmanageable reality? These unsolved questions pursue Cassandra during her trip through the impenetrable Chaco as chronicler of a means of communication, her first job after graduating from literature school.
The unknown reality of native peoples who live in the Chaco communities, their beautiful and uncomprehensive languages and their dilemmas facing an economy which excludes them, are part of a trip in which Cassandra finds an inhabitable world within her status as foreigner. Her visions start merging with the cosmovision of ancient inhabitants until she becomes part of the enigma herself.
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema BAFICI 2012
Inés de Oliveira Cézar
She directed and produced her first fiction film in 2001, entitled La entrega. The following film, in 2004, was Cómo pasan las horas, according to her own script co-written with playwright Daniel Veronese, declared of “cultural interest” by the National Department of Culture and presented at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), the Jerusalem Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival where she obtained the FIPRESCI Award to the best movie of international competence. In January 2006, she received a mention from FIPRESCI Argentina to the best 2005 National movie and in May of the same year she was granted the award to the best fiction work carried out by a woman at the Low Budget International Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre), Cuba. She was nominated for the Cóndor de Plata Awards in the categories “Best Film”, “Best Director” and “Best Photography”. In May 2007, she received the “Découverte du Jeune Cinéma Argentin” award granted by the Cinema School FEMIS – École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son- during the ninth edition of La Sudestada carried out in Paris from 9 to 24 May.
In 2007 she released her third film, Extranjera, a free version of “Ifigenia en Aúlide” from Euripides, at the Berlin Festival and continues her way through many international festivals, in addition to having been nominated for the Cóndor and Sur Awards. In 2009 she obtained the Argentores award to the best adapted script.
El recuento de los daños, based on the Oedipus tragedy, her fourth film, was released in the 60th edition of the 2010 Berlin Festival and was presented in La Maison de l’ Ámerique Latine in Paris, within the framework of the Argentina’s Bicentennial Celebration in France in order to participate later in the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI). Cassandra is her fifth film.