Who were the Carris? What did they look like? Were they activists, revolutionaries, heroes? When Albertina was three, her parents were kidnapped and murdered by the junta. In a mixture of documentary, fiction and even animation with thriller elements, she investigates what happened back then.
Who were the Carris? What did they look like? Were they activists, revolutionaries, heroes? And: how did they disappear? It’s questions like this that drove Albertina Carri to make this reconstruction of the kidnapping and murder of her parents, in 1977, under the dictatorial regime of the Argentine junta. The film is a combination of documentary, fiction and even animation, and has the qualities of a thriller. In order to bring the subject to life, Carri uses a spontaneity of mood and at times almost improvisational forms to make the subject come alive in her innovative investigation. The dialogue between doc and fiction creates a spark between the present and lost memory and the attempt to recover it. Carri takes a fresh look at this painful chapter from recent history from the point of view of a new generation of Argentine film makers. Using stories of neighbours who witnessed the kidnapping and dramatized scenes with Analía Couceyro in the role of Carri herself, the film offers another view of a generation of young people who mourn relatives they can no longer remember. This approach makes it possible for the film maker, who was only three when she lost her parents, to distance herself a little from this very personal subject. –IFFR