A minimalist deadpan comedy involving drifting characters and objects, this film focuses on Silvia Prieto, a rather unexceptional young woman who on her 27th birthday resolves to make some changes in her life — changes that bring out a few eccentricities. When she discovers that there are other women who share her name, she develops a bizarre obsession with the “other” Silvia Prieto, an obsession that involves unraveling the riddle of her own identity. Silvia Prieto is a meditation on what it means, or doesn’t mean, to be yourself. —Anthology Film Archives
Martín Rejtman (born 1961 in Buenos Aires) is an award winning Argentine film producer, film director, and screenplay writer. He works in the cinema of Argentina.
Rejtman studied filmmaking at New York University, where he had to make one short per week and had to shoot with what was available.
At NYU he established a mode of production embraced by many other young Argentine filmmakers, both before and since: that is, the art of working with a small budget.
Rejtman uses a minimalist style when making films. He said, “When I made Rapado, I felt that Argentine cinema had too much dialogue, and bad dialogue at that. I hate adornments, I hate artifice, I hate anything that’s unnecessary, because there really is nothing beyond the screen.”
Films As Director
Doli vuelve a casa (1986) (short)
Sistema español (1988) (short)
Silvia Prieto (1999)
Los guantes mágicos (2003… read more