The Prime of Life
19:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa
After five decades of marriage, Aldo and Gabriella are facing a crisis. What happened to the couple that fell in love in their twenties? What is keeping them together now that they are blowing out their eightieth candles? Is it time to say good-bye? La Flor de la Vida is a fairy tale facing reality – a universal story about love, relationships, and the challenges of aging.
Director: Claudia Abend, Adriana Loeff / Producer: Claudia Abend, Adriana Loeff / Production company: MMS FILMS / Executive production: Daniel J. Chalfen, David Eckles, Minette Nelson, Claudia Abend, Adriana Loeff / Cinematography: Jackie Bourdette, Fabio Berrutti / Edition: Claudia Abend, Adriana Loeff / Sound: Daniel Márquez, Fernando Serkhochian / Music: Lito Vitale
Country: Uruguay / Year: 2017 / Duration: 86' / Format: DCP - HDAwards and festivals:
Awards: Special Jury Prize, É Tudo Verdade – Sao Paulo / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. -Public Award, Malaga Festival – Malaga, Spain. Festivals: -Selection official, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – Amsterdam, Holland (world premiere). -Selection official, True / False Film Fest – Columbia, United States (premiere North American). -Selection official, DocsBarcelona – Barcelona, Spain. -Selection official, Sarasota Film Festival – Sarasota, United States. -Selection official ambulant – Mexico City, Mexico. The project took part in the DocMontevideo’s Pitching.
You can buy your ticket for this movie for $UY 150 in tickantel or in the box office.
Participants accredited to DocMontevideo and holders of the Documentary Week Pass have free access presenting their credential.
After the exhibition, open dialog with:
Claudia Abend (Uruguay). Director, documentalist, editor. She directed “The beginning of the end”, “Hit” (official selection of BAFICI) and “The prime of life”, which had its world premiere at IDFA.
Adriana Loeff (Uruguay). Documentalist, journalist. She directed “Hit”, the most watched Uruguayan film in the year of its premiere, and “The Prime of Life”, which received support from The Filmmaker Fund and Sundance, among others. She is an editor and director for international organizations and an editor at the AFP. She was the producer and scriptwriter of a documentary for NatGeo Latino and made coverage for CNN Internacional, Forbes.com and Al Jazeera.