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Memory Exercises

Ejercicios De Memoria

Directed by Paz Encina
Paraguay, 2016
Documentary, History


Paraguay suffered one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America from 1954 to 1989. Agustín Goiburú was the most important political opponent to the regime of Stroessner. This documentary tries to introduce itself in all that political context through the memories of Goiburú’s three children.

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Memory Exercises Directed by Paz Encina

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  • saitosouta's rating of the film Memory Exercises

    Visând un trecut plin de șoapta foilor și lumina soarelui, ei cântă amintiri lor cu violențe înspăimântătoare care îi zdupăie. Dezbinarea dintre imaginea și cuvântul ne zic că se afla o istorie atroce în Paraguay și inime neregulate. Acesta e un film frumos care a posibilitatea poetică de documentar. // 葉のさざめき、暖かな陽光に満ちた過去を夢見ながら、彼らは凄惨な暴力の記憶を語る。そんな映像と言葉の隔たりがパラグアイの忌まわしき歴史を、引き裂かれた心を私たちに教えてくれる。ドキュメンタリーの詩的可能性に満ちた美しい映画だ。

  • TheCentralRuhr's rating of the film Memory Exercises

    Tackles the 35-year Stroessner dictatorship by examining the disappearance of one of Stroessner's strongest opponents Agustín Goiburú. Very strong juxtaposition between audio and video, at times deceptively straightforward but closer attention reveals ample nuance. Encina claims her greatest influence is Brecht and one can easily see his ideas at play here.

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