(BAFICI, Buenos Aires, april 17th 2013)

History repeats itself

VidaExtra, by young Galician director Ramiro Ledo Cordeiro, uses Peter Weiss’s
novel The Aesthetics of Resistance (1975-1981) as a starting point,
superimposing it on the present time: exactly on the eve of September 2010's
general strike, at a building opposite the Catalonia Square in Barcelona. Five friends
reflect on and evaluate what was said and done during that day at an assembly
of workers who recovered the building that used to be a bank, and paradoxically
before that, a Catalonian communist center during the civil war. "In a way, the
different collectives and anonymous individuals grouped in the "Moviment del 25"
(the building was already occupied in September 25, 2010) were repeating the
actions of 1936," says the director. There are tickets available to go see the
film on Sunday, April 21 at 7.10 p.m. at Theater 1 of the CC San Martín (Sarmiento
and Paraná). Tickets are on sale on this website and at the venue’s box office.


published at 15 BAFICI 2013 web