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Snow In Buenos Aires

A young opera producer receives the unexpected visit of his brother, who suffers from mental illness. During his visit, they will have to face the questions about their past and the decisions about their future.

  • José Militano
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Nieve En Buenos Aires
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    Drama, Comedy
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Writer Biography - José Militano

José Militano was born in Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina, in 1989. When he was 18 years-old he moved to Buenos Aires and began his filmmaking studies at the Universidad del Cine (FUC). He obtained a degree in Cinematic Arts with a thesis work about the New American Comedy.

During his time as a student, the University selected his projects in three different contests, and he directed two short films and a medium-length film as a result. In 2015 he participated in a Program in Advanced Screenwriting at the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles. He also studied music from a young age, and gained experience working as an Assistant Stage Director for several operas in different companies, including the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires.

His short film Un Hada was in competition at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Asiana International Short Film Festival. His feature-length script Música Para Casarse obtained the First Prize in the Opera Prima Contest (INCAA), which gave him the opportunity to direct the film and release it commercially in 2018. It was screened for the first time at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI).

Currently, he works as a freelance screenwriter and a teacher of Screenwriting at the Universidad del Cine (FUC), while developing his own projects.

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Writer Statement

I have always been fascinated by the story of the Van Gogh brothers. The time they shared in Paris made me think of a story about two brothers who reunite and find how much they can know about themselves through the other and the love they share for art. I can’t think of a greatest city to tell this story than Buenos Aires, and I hope that I can create a movie that makes justice to its indomitable strength.

In my former (and first) feature film, I had the chance to approach this kind of codependency between peers, a theme that had interested me through all my projects, and that I would like to take now to new levels, exploring the limits between the drama and comedy present even in the most difficult times of our lives.