"Love Is a Fat Woman", the second feature by 27-year old
Argentine director Alejandro Agresti, is at once very Argentinean and universal. If his
highly stylized 'look' of extreme camera angles, carefully framed black and white
compositions, and geometric camera movements recalls European and American art films, this
is precisely Agresti's point. His film is simply structured around an alienated journalist
who, in his personal and professional search for 'truth' finds only a variety of fictions.
Wandering the streets of Buenos Aires he encounters a blind man, a bandoleon tango player,
an American movie director, and an intellectual, primarily symbolic characters who are
'blind' to, sentimentalize, colonize, or put behind them Argentina's recent past.
Agresti's intent is not overtly political, rather he is concerned with the form in which
one speaks (or more often, does not speak) about the emotional and economic impact of life
in post-dictatorship Argentina. His journalist finds an 'amnesty' or amnesia, whereby
discussion is contained within stylized forms-whether an historical Hollywood film on
poverty, or a tango of lost hope and love.
Runtime: 80 minutes
Thanks to Kathy Geritz & Pacific Film Archive for
the above information.
Maps & Globes
Bulletin Board Maps
Hand Painted Furniture
Old World Globe Bars