Tag Archives: Eliseo Subiela
Hombre mirando al sudeste / Man Facing Southeast (1986) Eliseo Subiela, Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Drama, Sci-Fi
A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is himself unhappy, and affected by the patient’s insight. But he is ordered to treat the patient according to institutional procedure.
Despabílate amor / Wake Up Love (1996) Eliseo Subiela, Juan Leyrado, Darío Grandinetti, Soledad Silveyra, Comedy, Romance
Ricardo is contacting friends that he knew 25 years ago when rock n’ roll was flourishing, and Argentina was ruled by a military dictatorship. His best buddy from those days, Ernesto, is glad to hear from Ricardo but astounded to learn that he has married Ana, the great love of Ernesto’s life.
El lado oscuro del corazó / The Dark Side of the Heart (1992) Eliseo Subiela, Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets a prostitute, Ana, with whom he falls in love. Back in Buenos Aires, he accepts a contract with a publicity agency to get the money for three days of love with her. Will he get what he’s searching for when his ideal of love’s pleasure is literally going in levitation while making love?
Últimas imágenes del naufragio / Last Images of the Shipwreck (1989) Eliseo Subiela, Lorenzo Quinteros, Noemí Frenkel, Hugo Soto, Drama
The director of the enigmatic, entirely memorable feature Man Facing Southeast confronts viewers with another exhuberantly metaphysical movie in Ultimas Imagenes del Naufragio. In the story, Roberto (Lorenzo Quinteras) is a man whose inner life has gone dead. He has no interest in his job (selling life insurance) or his family. About the only thing that interests him is his writing, but he currently has writer’s block. When he sees a lovely young woman on the verge of throwing herself in front of a train, he can’t help himself: he has to stop her. It turns out that the woman, Estela (Noemi Frenkel), is only slightly addled: she is a prostitute who uses this rather dramatic technique to pick up men. Interested in her as a character for his novel, he accompanies her home.