If Thelma and Louise were to take a trip through Patagonia, picking up a series hitchhikers and engaging in group lesbian sex while creating a new society, this would be their story. With a fully self-aware narrative, the film uses porn as a political act. Seeing that the body is a battlefield, let’s try to beat it. Presented in the San Sebastián competition and an award winner at the LesGaiCineMad LGBT Festival in Madrid, The Daughters of Fire evokes plenty of emotions. This is an ode to their love of their own body. Skinny, fat—all women find each other mutually attractive. Polyamory is enriched with fetishism, bondage, S&M and sacrilege. Whenever men appear on-screen for a moment, it is, for the female protagonists, like being driven out of paradise. The Argentinian wilderness becomes the stage for a struggle for femininity appropriated by a macho culture, the place where the history of Tierra del Fuego is rewritten by its daughters.
One of the most important figures in new Argentinian cinema, Albertina Carri was born in Buenos Aires in 1973. Her debut at the age of 24, No quiero volver a casa, was shown at festivals in Rotterdam, London and Vienna. Her interest in animation resulted in her short film Aurora and the two-time FIPRESCI award winner Anger. Carri—a director, screenwriter, producer and visual artist—works with a variety of film genres, creating ambiguous works that are bursting with inventiveness.
2000 Nie wracam do domu / No quiero volver a casa / I Won’t Go Back Home
2003 Los rubios / The Blonds
2005 Bliźnięta / Géminis / Geminis
2008 Złość / La rabia / Anger
2018 Córki ognia / Las hijas del fuego / The Daughters of Fire