Private Project

A Mina

"A Mina" is a Film that explores the role occupied by Women in Tango, through the Lunfardo language. The Video expands a performance in public space into an art film. The Audiovisual Document reveals important identity issues to women from Buenos Aires. Recently Winner Best Female Director at International Festival BA Non Stop 2016.

The Realization
It is an audiovisual research, written and realized by the Argentinian artist Maria Papi. The film features the performance of German actress Gesche Picolin – and his translation of the text to German -. Original music and sound design are by Argentine composer Carlos Páez with musical performance and arrangements by Argentine bandoneon player Pablo Gignoli from his studio in Paris, France.

A question of Identity.
We, the Argentine women, mostly daughters and granddaughters of European immigrants, a century later, look into our history and reflect about it. The figure of the German actress, Gesche Picolin, inevitably crosses the image of an archetypal character of the brothel, the milonga and the tango: an european immigrant woman who, like many, came to our country with promises of new world. The Stories behind, the dark place of tango, is through the Traffic in Women in a miserable and cruel Buenos Aires.

Web (Spanish) http://www.caracol.studio/p/una-mina.html

  • María Papi
    Writer
  • María Papi
    Director
  • CaRaCoLStuDiO
    Producer
  • Gesche Picolin
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Páez
    Film Score
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Una Mina
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    non fiction, videoart, experimental, art, arte, short, gender, 4k, Art Film, Performance, Tango, Video Dance
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Film Language:
    German, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Arte Non Stop Internacional Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    September 30, 2016
    * WINNING * BEST FEMALE DIRECTION
  • Corporalidad Expandida
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 7, 2016
  • Fem Tour Truck | Festival Itinerante | España, Portugal, Ecuador, Colombia
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL CORTOMETRAJE FIC
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 14, 2016
  • Cuarto Aparte
    Cuenca
    Ecuador
    October 21, 2016
    Ecuador
  • 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo
    Marsella
    France
    November 11, 2016
    France
  • CODEC
    Mexico
    Mexico
    December 3, 2016
    Mexico
  • Video Raymi
    Cusco
    Peru
    January 5, 2017
    Peru Premiere
  • Cinefilia Tanguera
    (Tour) Asia - Europa
  • Dona i Cinema
    Valencia
    Spain
    January 17, 2017
  • 5º International Winter Tango Festival
    Hamburg
    Germany
    January 20, 2017
    Germany
Distributor Information
  • CaRaCoLStuDiO Audiovisuales Argentina
    Country: Argentina
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography

(ESP)
María Papi es una artista multidisciplinaria argentina, trabaja principalmente como realizadora audiovisual y performer. Directora en CaRaCoLStuDiO Audiovisuales desde 2004. Dirigió los cortometrajes "AliciaS en la Madriguera I, II y III” (2007 - 2008), “La Caracola” (2014), "Una Mina” (2016), “Devenir” (2017). Directora del programa de televisión ADR TV sobre música emergente (UniTeVe, 2017). Directora de la serie web Informe Psicoactivo (2009). Realizadora de videoclips, Vj y videoartista para espectáculos teatrales de Buenos Aires y shows musicales consagrados de su país. Recibió el premio a “Mejor Directora” en el Festival Internacional de Arte y Cine Buenos Aires Non Stop 2016. Sus obras audiovisuales han sido seleccionadas en múltiples Festivales de Cine: Berlin Feminist Film Week de Alemania, Festival Internacional Dona i Cinema de Valencia, Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá CineAutopsia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, MICGénero México - Argentina, FESAALP, entre otros; y en espacios dedicados al videoarte como: Les Instants Vídeo Poétiques de Francia, Festival CÓDEC de México, Video Raymi de Perú, Festival Internacional de Videoarte Feminista Fem Tour Truck, MARTE Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Castellón, Festival internacional de Videopoesía “VideoBardo", FILE - Festival Internacional de Lenguaje Electrónico de São Paulo, entre muchos otros.

+INFO http://www.caracol.studio/p/maria-papi.html

(ENG)
María Papi is an argentine multidisciplinary artist, film director and performer. Short films directed: "AliceS on the burrow I, II and III” (2007 - 2008), “The Conch” (2014), "A Mina” (2016), “Becoming” (2017). Award Winning “Best Female Direction” at International Art & Film Festival Buenos Aires Non Stop 2016. Since 2004 manages “Caracol.Studio" Audiovisuals. Has created multiple audiovisual projects: videoart, videoclip, documentary record of performance art and urban interventions, webisodes, Vj and Media Art for theater and Events of Buenos Aires and for popular music shows. His films have participated in numerous international film festivals and art galleries: Berlin Feminist Film Week, Dona i Cinema, Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival, Bogotá Experimental Film Festival CineAutopsia, Toronto Alternative Film Festival, CÓDEC México, Fem Tour Truck, Les Instants Video Poetiques, CinePlay New York, Back-Up Film Festival of Weimar University, Mumbai Short Film Festival, Libercine, VideoBardo, MARTE International Gallery of Contemporary Art, FILE Brazil, and others.

IMDb http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2700348

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Director Statement

(ESP)
Poéticas de la explotación.
“Una Mina” indaga en cuestiones de identidad. Las mujeres argentinas, muchas descendientes de inmigrantes europeos, un siglo después, reflexionamos sobre nuestra historia. En la figura de la actriz alemana, Gesche Picolin, se cruza inevitablemente la imagen de un personaje arquetípico del burdel, de la milonga, del tango (como "la polaca” o como “la lora” francesa). Una mujer inmigrante de Europa que, como muchas, escapaba de la guerra y del hambre y llegó engañada a nuestro país, con promesas de nuevo mundo. En palabras del lunfardo, se narran historias de trata de mujeres en un Buenos Aires canalla de principio de siglo XX. El tango nos revela costumbres prostibularias, famosos tangos cuyas estrofas son verdaderas poéticas de la explotación de las mujeres.

http://www.caracol.studio/p/una-mina.html

(ENG)
Exploitation Poétiques.
We, the Argentine women, mostly daughters and granddaughters of European immigrants, a century later, look into our history and reflect about it. The figure of the German actress, Gesche Picolin, inevitably crosses the image of an archetypal character of the brothel, the milonga and the tango: an european immigrant woman who, like many, came to our country with promises of new world. The Stories behind, the dark place of tango, is through the Traffic in Women in a miserable and cruel Buenos Aires.
http://www.caracol.studio/p/una-mina.html