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24th TDF: Greek Premiere

Act of Violence in a Young Journalist is an Uruguayan film shot and released on VHS in 1989. Turned into a cult work of Uruguayan cinema, it lives under a mantle of mystery and exotic theories about its creator, Manuel Lamas, of whom nothing is known. The director sets out to unveil the mystery that exists about Lamas and his work, delving into the cult of fanatics, dark myths, and lost VHS cassettes. In this way, he remains wrapped in a spiral that dissolves the limits of reality and fiction.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Emilio Silva Torres
Script: Emilio Silva Torres
Cinematography: Juan Álvarez Neme
Editing: Juan Álvarez Neme
Sound: Daniel Yafalián
Music: Maximiliano Silveira
Actors: Alfonso Tort, Roxana Blanco
Production: Tarkiofilm
Producers: Virginia Bogliolo, Juan Álvarez Neme
Production Design: Inés Carriquiry
Executive producer: Virginia Bogliolo
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 76΄
Contact: FiGa Films
Awards/Distinctions: Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema - FIPRESCI Award for Best Film

Emilio Silva Torres


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