A Place of Absence

WORK IN PROGRESS


A Place of Absence is a feature length documentary that follows an A Place of Absence is a hybrid documentary that combines elements of cinema verite, personal essay and more lyrical performance sequences in an exploration of “frozen sadness,” a form of unresolved grief that haunts those whose loved ones have “disappeared”.  The film’s narrative follows director Marialuisa’s unfolding personal search to find meaning and connection with a group of Central American women desperately searching for their sons and daughters who vanished en route to the U.S. by drawing parallels with her own family’s emotional turmoil in the aftermath of her uncle’s disappearance during Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’. 
 

PROJECTS


My Place iN the Wind (Mi Lugar al Viento),

Director / Short film

En do Mayor (In Do Major),

Director / Short film

Prelude, 

Director/Short film

ANIMAL DE CIUDAD

Director / Music video

BIG STAR

Director / Music video

IN THE FAMILY WAY

Cinematographer / Short film

When Belinda returns home from her life in the city, her hidden pregnancy threatens the fragile web of lies she's told her family.

 Cerca de Venus (Near Venus),

 Director / Short film

The Window (La Ventana),

Director / Short film

 Yaguaru, the Guarayos People,

 Director / Short documentary

TIERRA DE COLORES

Director / Music video

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FREE BIRDS

Cinematographer/Short film

When young performer Lissa rejoins a traveling bicycle circus in search of her lost love Diego, their desires collide with the danger of their criminal past.