Screening of Manuel Abramovic‘s short films + Q&A 7th September at 7pm
Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker, artist and director of photography.
His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters.
He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni.
His films have been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Viennale, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI and received numerous awards.
His first short film ‘The Queen’ won over 50 international awards, while ‘Blue Boy’, his latest work, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.
In the last years, he has been invited as a lecturer and mentor in institutions such as Princeton University, Werkleitz Center, Berlinale Talents, UnionDocs, Tres Puertos Cine, IDFA, Maestría de Cine Alternativo EICTV Cuba.
He has been fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin Program).
Manuel is currently editing his fourth feature film ‘Pornomelancholia’, while working on the development of two new projects: ‘Cowboy Love’ and ‘The Pain’.
Since 2019 he has been a member of the Berlinale Talents selection committee.
Light Years (2017), directed by Manuel Abramovich
“Hi, Lucrecia. How are you? I was passed your contact by a mutual friend. I’d like to shoot a movie where you are the main character”.
From this request, the director Manuel Abramovich directs a documentary about the figure of the filmmaker Lucrecia Martel and her filming process during the movie Zama (2017), which was highlighted by magazines such as IndieWire, Sight & Sound, New Yorker, Vogue, among others. Lucrecia is equipped with a microphone tie while directing the film and on the other side is Manuel behind the camera.
Blue boy (2019) directed by Manuel Abramovich
Seven Romanian sex workers listen to their own testimonies in front of a camera in a Berlin bar: behind them is Manuel. Each of them with different stories, desires and visions. This meticulous and intimate documentary work was awarded the Silver Bear for the best short film at the 69th Berlinale.