Private Project

Just Passing Through

Five young bohemians try to adapt to a life in the city that does not convince them when they start living in an old house surrounded by nature. The imminent but uncertain demolition, the spirit of camaraderie and an austere abundance that floods the house, prompts them to continue on their way in directions more aligned with their inner balance.

  • Melina Fernández da Silva
    Director
  • Nicolás Meta
    Director
  • Melina Fernández da Silva
    Writer
  • Nicolás Meta
    Writer
  • Nicolás Meta
    Producer
  • Maria Mendes
    Producer
  • Soledad Cáceres
    Producer
  • Rod Sáez Chávez
    Producer
  • Melina Fernández da Silva
    Producer
  • Céline Cunha
    Producer
  • María Shaferstein
    Producer
  • Andrés Ciavaglia
    Key Cast
    "Fede"
  • Ana Pauls
    Key Cast
    "Mariel"
  • Juan Chapur
    Key Cast
    "Joaco"
  • Nicolás Juárez
    Key Cast
    "Kito"
  • Sol Bordigoni
    Key Cast
    "Viole"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Provisoria
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Coming of age, Slice-of-Life Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    457,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Cintamani Films
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Melina Fernández da Silva, Nicolás Meta

Melina Fernández da Silva

Me eduqué en un barrio del sur de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, la ficción fue siempre mi cable a tierra. Con mis hermanos trabajábamos en televisión desde pequeños y yo era la directora de actores. Podría decir que este fue mi primer entrenamiento. Posteriormente, buscando incorporar los elementos para contar mis propias historias, estudié cine (CIEVYC, CFP SICA, UNA), guion (Guionarte) y teatro (formación con Luis Agustoni).

Mis primeros diez años de carrera los pasé en la industria del videoclip, dirigiendo a muchos de los mejores artistas del rock argentino.

Mi primer cortometraje “Todas las navidades” se estrenó en el Mar del Plata Film Festival, además de proyectarse en más de veinte festivales internacionales, obteniendo premios y menciones. Mi segundo cortometraje “Mausicard” se estrenó en el Bermuda Film Festival y ganó el premio a la mejor dirección en el Montreal Festival de Cine sobre Arte, entre otros reconocimientos. Este es mi primer largometraje.

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Nicolás Meta

Crecí y me moví en un ambiente judío hasta los 20 años, cuando puse un impass a la carrera de Comunicación Social para viajar a España a terminar una novela histórica, Promesa de Fuego, publicada por Editorial AE de Andalucía.

Desde entonces viví de forma nómada y lo fui retratando en mis obras.

Mi segundo libro “Enlazador de Mundos'' fue financiado por el Parlamento Latinoamericano y premiado en las Ferias Internacionales del Libro de Bogotá y Cartagena.

Durante años me alejé de los centros urbanos con la intención de conectarme con la naturaleza y aprender a usar mi cuerpo para sobrevivir. De allí surgió el libro “Ida”, indicado por Lonely Planet como "una de las 15 mejores novelas de viaje de los últimos tiempos".

De vuelta en Buenos Aires me hospedé en una antigua mansión, La Provisoria: una casa compartida con gente de diferentes partes del mundo, una suerte de oasis en el centro de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Enamorado de esta realidad alternativa formé una cooperativa de 89 profesionales con las mismas ganas de contar la historia de una convivencia sutilmente transformadora.

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Director Statement

"Nothing exists entirely by itself, everything is in relation to everything else". Buddha

In the 1960s, the father of cell cloning, the doctor of molecular biology Bruce Lipton discovered that cells have the natural will to grow, to develop. However, more important than their intrinsic nature is the environment in which they are found. In other words, the context conditions the cell more than its own will.

Personally, I understood the power of the environment when I discovered that having lived in the shared house where we later filmed “La Provisoria” had changed my life for the better. Without even having socialized so much, without the express need to tell about my personal problems at home or to play psychotherapy.

Could it be that the jasmine on the patio tree heal me? What would the sound of a ripe avocado falling rapidly through the leaves relieve me of stress? Something as simple as a roof, basic food, nature, living quietly without being judged. "La Provisoria" is a reflection of the spirit that was conceived in that house. It did not matter the social origin and the burdens of the past. The house sheltered you. Each inhabitant had that impression, and among the hundreds of people who circulated on weekends, at the festivals we organized, it was normal to hear conversations about the house as an entity with a life of its own.

The concept of a bad apple is popular and it is known how much damage a group of toxic friends can do, especially in youth. And if we show an authentic and positive movement, which is present in almost every country in the world? In the underground of the city, in hostels, campsites, shared houses and rural communities, it is happening today: young people who seek to live outside the system, no longer in a plan of war, but from a perspective of connection with oneself, others and nature. A philosophy of life that began in the 60s and that today, far from disappearing, grows among millennials and centennials, one of the most numerous movements in the world, which, however, did not have a history that represented it in the cinema.

Melina Fernández da Silva