Theatre of War
Argentina / Spain / Germany / 2018 / Spanish and English with Spanish and English subtitles / 77
Gema Juárez Allen, Alejandra Grinschpun
In 1982, Argentina and Great Britain faced each other in a war for the Falkland Islands, a strategic point in the southern Atlantic Ocean. A conflict that ended the life of almost one thousand people – the majority Argentinian military – in a span of two and a half months, and that today is still considered unresolved. Thirty-five years later, six ex-combatants – three British and three Argentinian – meet to collectively reconstruct their memories. However, the director’s interest is not to give us a history class about what happened. Lola Arias, as a theater director, writer, and artist, is interested in a different kind of exploration, she is interested in the narration of the creative process, hers as well as the veterans’, who are now actors trying to depict what happened from their fuzzy memories. In this film, fiction and reality take their own path in what is an artistic and social experiment about the paradox of war, art, theater, and film itself.
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Lola is a writer, theatre director, visual artist and performer. She does films and art installations. She also created several urban interventions project.