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LILI'S APRON (El Delantal de Lili)

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LILI'S APRON (El Delantal de Lili)

Director: Mariano Galperin
Argentina   |   2004   |   90 minutes
Spanish, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis This is the love story of Ramón and his wife Lili, whose life together is dramatically impacted by Argentina's abrupt economic crisis. When Ramón, a chef in a restaurant, is laid off and all efforts to find alternative income fail, their furniture is reposessed, their family life is disrupted, and Ramón must cope with his wife's nervous breakdown. Out of both a sense of responsibility and panic, he devises a desperate, income-generating plan but hides its implications from Lili. Mariano Galperin approaches the poverty and social disintegration among ordinary people with humor and charm, balancing the story on the edge of very dark satire. With strong images of the dismantled capital accompanied by a powerful soundtrack, Lili’s Apron captures a troubled society where unlikely events have become part of everyday life.

About the Director Mariano Galperin was born in Buenos Aires in 1962. He began his career with photography at the age of 13, and since then has shown his work at the Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires, the Museum of Fine Arts Buenos Aires, and the Museum of Modern Art Mexico. In 1985 he moved to New York to work as a photographer and study cinema at New York University. Galperin moved back to Buenos Aires in 1987 and started to direct advertising and video clips for local artists. He began to write scripts in 1989 and wrote 1000Boomerangs, which became his first feature film in 1993, screening at the La Habana, Sao Paulo, and Trieste Film Festivals. He also wrote Lili's Apron, which premiered at the 2004 Rotterdam Film Festival. Mariano is one of the first in his generation to begin making independent films in Argentina. At present he is working on his latest film, Dulce de Leche, while publishing a photography book titled "Attitud Buenos Aires".

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2005 film series.




CAST

Ramon - Luis Ziembrowksi
Lili - Paula Ituriza

CREW

Director - Mariano Galperin
Production Company - En Venta Producciones Prod.
Producers - Mariano Galperin, Sebastian Perillo
Writers - Mariano Galperin, Guido Jose Mizrahi
Cinematographer - Sepe Zallas
Editor - Lia Dansker
Sound - Adriano Salgado
Music - Andres Calamaro
REVIEWS

"Humor, charm and very dark satire!" -Museum of Modern Art

"Think 'Senora Doubtfire'!" -City Pages (Minneapolis)

"Gentle, bracing, darkly sardonic." -Boston Globe

"A treat on several levels!...Also a scathing commentary on the psychological toll of Argentina's ongoing economic crisis." -Creative Loafing (Tampa)

"Unusual, touching...On target!" -Variety

"A beautifully edited and acted film!" -Rotterdam Film Festival

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2004
Official Selection, ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL
GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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