Private Project

Just Passing Through

The Stopover is a large house that’s about to be demolished. Fede is left as guardian, rents the rooms and invites Mariel to move in. When trying to renew her relationship, Mariel discovers a dance with no music: contact impro. She dances with Joaco, a street actor who moves in too. His theater group is not working for him financially so he begins to neglect it.
Viole arrives there with the burden of a poor neighborhood and the new debt of his brother. The communal living is complete with Kito, a traveler whose daughter he’s never met, and is interrupted when the workers start the construction on the field next door.

  • Melina Fernández da Silva
    Director
  • Nicolás Meta
    Director
  • Melina Fernandez da Silva
    Writer
  • Nicolas Meta
    Writer
  • Nicolás Meta
    Producer
  • María Shaferstein
    Producer
  • Maria Mendes
    Producer
  • Andrés Ciavaglia
    Key Cast
  • Anita Pauls
    Key Cast
  • Sol Bordigoni
    Key Cast
  • Juan Chapur
    Key Cast
  • Nicolás Juárez
    Key Cast
  • Celine Cunha
    Co Productores
  • Daniel Torres
    Co Productores
  • Rod Sáez Chávez
    Co Productores
  • Christian Carmodona
    Cinematography
  • Emilio Velázquez Medrano
    Cinematography
  • Rodrigo Venegas
    VFX
    El Cuadro
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Provisoria
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Social Issues
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 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
  • Ventana Sur Film Market
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    December 8, 2020
Distribution Information
  • Cintámani Films
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Melina Fernández da Silva, Nicolás Meta

Melina Fernandez da Souza

I was raised in a slum. Fiction was always my escape. With my brothers we worked in television since childhood and I was the director of actors. I anxiously awaited the scripts, which after reading them my mother used to extract the oil from the Milanese.

I could say that this was my first training. Later I went through various schools of theater, film, script, editing, seeking to learn the elements to tell my own stories.

The things I did before La Provisoria there is no point in naming them: I did not want to present any work until I had a sufficient level of detail. This feature film is my first work. When I moved to La Provisoria, I met my boyfriend and we created the movie of the same name.

Today we work together making transmedia content for a company based in China.

Nicolás Meta

I grew up and moved in a Jewish environment until I was 20 years old, when I traveled to Spain to finish a historical novel with which I finally signed for Editorial AE de Andalucía.

Since then I lived in a nomadic way and I was portraying it in books. Enlazadora de Mundos (2009) was funded by the Latin American Parliament and awarded at the Bogotá International Book Fair. The other books had the same or less editorial luck.

For years I stayed away from urban centers with the intention of connecting with nature and learning to use my body for survival. I was trying to understand what it is like to be human.

Back in Buenos Aires I stayed in a kind of mansion, La Provisoria: a house shared with people from different parts of the world. My desire to tell that story made me train in film with the guidance of good professionals and expanding what I learned in the career of Social Communication. Together with Melina Fernández da Silva we gave life to a feature film based on our own experience at home.

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Director Statement

The Stopover speaks of freedom in a broad concept; That is why he uses the choral story, to express various ideas, even opposed, around it, and to create archetypal personalities of the universe shown: a very numerous current of young people who inhabit the city as if it were outside, and who decide to live outside productivity and consumerism.
The focus is on the internal battles of the five protagonists and the intersection of the stories.
The locations, the costumes and the decorations acquire the same narrative predominance as the dialogues and the corporalities. All of them sow the film of clues: they tell meta-stories.