The Medal

Càtulo Castillo, brilliant boxer and tango writer, meets a clairvoyant who predicts the exact date of his death. The coincidence of this date with the one of a decisive fight, debate Cátulo between the acceptance and the rejection of the omen, while his tangos continue flowing.

  • Martin Aletta
    Director
  • Martin Aletta
    Writer
  • Andres Kischner
    Writer
  • Agostina Bryk
    Producer
  • Juan Manuel Correa
    Key Cast
    "Catulo"
  • Martín Aletta
    Key Cast
    "Rosaura"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Medallita
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantastic, silent film
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    16,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva
    Huelva
    Spain
    November 20, 2019
    Europe
    Official Selection Short Film competition
  • Festival Cine de la Ira
    Cordoba
    Argentina
    September 19, 2019
    Best Short Film Jury Award and Best Direction Mention / National Competition
  • Festival de cine de Puerto Madryn - MAFICI
    Puerto Madryn
    Argentina
    September 17, 2019
    Best Photography Mention / Official Short film competition
  • BAFICI
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    April 30, 2019
    World
    Historias Breves
  • Shnit Short Film festival
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 26, 2019
    Best Short Film Jury Award - Best Short Film Audience Award - Best Photography Award / National Competition
Distribution Information
  • Martin Aletta / Luciana Abad
    Country: Argentina
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Martin Aletta

Actor, director and writer. He studied cinema specializing in editing at the National School of Cinema from Argentina (ENERC). He made many visual productions integrated with music, like video clips, vj productions and musical animations for children. He is the lead actor of the movies Dumbo 4 (Rocío fernández, 2007) and Novak (Andrés Andreani, 2009) where he also worked in the making of the script. His first short film is "Open Eyes" a fictional short film shot in Tokyo about the suicides on the train stations. He´s last short film “The medal” is a silent and black and white set in Buenos Aires in 1927 and it was made with the support of the National Film Institute of Argentina (INCAA).

www.martinaletta.com

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Director Statement

This story is inspired by a mythical episode of the life of the tango poet Cátulo Castillo. An omen and a medal make up the plot and the warp of this short film that, through the silent film language, wishes to honor the famous poet and his mysterious destiny.