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Looking for Larisa
6.9
/10
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LOOKING FOR LARISA

Buscando a Larisa

Directed by Andrés Pardo Piccone
Mexico, 2012
Documentary

Synopsis

One day filmmaker Andrés Pardo stumbles across 2,000 feet of Super 8 footage at a flea market in Mexico City. Home movies shot during the 1970s, at their center is a lovely young blond-haired girl, Larisa. Teaming up with a photographer friend, Pardo decides to track down Larisa.

Synopsis

One day filmmaker Andrés Pardo stumbles across 2,000 feet of Super 8 footage at a flea market in Mexico City. Home movies shot during the 1970s, at their center is a lovely young blond-haired girl, Larisa. Teaming up with a photographer friend, Pardo decides to track down Larisa.

Our take

Impressive in the sheer extent of its undertaking, this is a film with quite a feat: sorting through a decade of home movies (an eye-watering 2,000ft of Super 8mm film) to construct a portrait of the titular Larisa. From director Andrés Pardo Piccone, an intriguing effort & reflection on authorship.