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1996 Lucy and the Corpses in the Pool

Marcos Migliavacca, Nahuel Lahora
1996 Lucia y los cadaveres en la piscina
Argentina 2017 / 93’
78/52

A humorous and surprising Argentinian experiment in lo-fi aesthetics about a girl's trip to an alternative music festival. Shot on grainy VHS, the film resembles something dug up at a Sunday flea market or found buried among the sort of old home movies that the eponymous Lucy might enjoy. She is, after all, a person who likes to avoid the trappings of the consumer lifestyle: she found all of her furniture on the street, and she only wears second-hand clothing. And she also does not take her job-selling insurance over the phone-seriously. Lucy could be the protagonist in one of Linklater's early films, and her adventures at the above-mentioned music festival, maneuvering her way among a variety of people and situations, listening to indie rock, taking part in pointless conversations, and making unexpected observations are like a postcard from the pre-digital era. People and events are marked by fluidity and a certain lack of precision that perfectly reflects the psychosomatic state of vacation: boredom and euphoria, moments of freedom, and quickly formed friendships. 1996 Lucy and the Corpses in the Pool functions like a time machine, transporting us to an alternative place and time and posing a daring challenge to our memory and nostalgic fantasies about the 1990s.

Ewa Szabłowska

Marcos Migliavacca

Marcos Migliavacca was born in La Plata. He studied Audiovisual Arts at UNLP. He was an assistant director on To Heaven (dir. Diego Prado), and he shot, together with Nahuel Lahor, the full-length feature Rocio Recorder (2013) and the short El Infierno de Beatriz (2015). He works as a programmer for the FestiFreak International Independent Film Festival in La Plata.

Filmography

2013 Rocio Recorder

2015 El Infierno de Beatriz (short)

2017 1996 Lucy i trupy w basenie / 1996 Lucia y los cadaveres en la piscina / 1996 Lucy And The Corpses In the Pool

Nahuel Lahora

Nahuel Lahora is from San Juan. He studied Audiovisual Communication at UNLP. He worked as an editor on 8Horsemen, dir. Santiago Asef, 2013), and he shot, together with Marcos Migliavacca, the full-length feature Rocio Recorder (2013) and the short El Infierno de Beatriz (2015). He works as a programmer for the FestiFreak International Independent Film Festival in La Plata.

Filmography

2013 Rocio Recorder

2015 El Infierno de Beatriz (short)

2017 1996 Lucy i trupy w basenie / 1996 Lucia y los cadaveres en la piscina / 1996 Lucy and the Corpses in the Pool

Cast & Crew

director Marcos Migliavacca, Nahuel Lahora
screenplay Marcos Migliavacca, Nahuel Lahora
cinematography Nahuel Lahora
editing Marcos Migliavacca
sound Marcos Migliavacca
visual design Mariano van Gelderen
cast Lucia Cano, Lucia Belligneri
producer Marcos Migliavacca, Nahuel Lahora
sales Marcos Migliavacca, Nahuel Lahora
language Spanish
colouration colour