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Straight to VHS

Directamente para Video | Emilio Silva Torres | UY/AR 2021 | 76 Min | DCP
Schikaneder
Double Feature with Act of Violence in a Young Journalist
Sa,25.09.▸20:30
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In the 1980s, straight-to-video productions allowed many directors to present their unfettered vision to a wide audience. In Uruguay, Manuel Lamas’s Act of Violence in a Young Journalist became a phenomenon celebrated to this day as a unique gem by cinephiles and camp aficionados alike. In Straight to VHS, Emilio Silva Torres sets out to find Lamas, who went missing without a trace after his movie’s release. Before long, the film-historical quest takes a strange, surrealist turn.

Emilio Silva Torres
Silva Torres, Emilio was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1988. He studied Cinematographic Language at the Dodecá school and Audiovisual Production at the BIOS Institute. Parallel to his audiovisual training, he studied in the field of nonformal education, working with children and adolescents.
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Language OmeU
Cast Alfonso Tort, Roxana Blanco
Writer Emilio Silva Torres
Editing Juan Alvarez Neme
Cinematography Juan Alvarez Neme

Screenings

Schikaneder
Double Feature with Act of Violence in a Young Journalist
Sa,25.09.▸20:30