“Men imagine many things, but above all they imagine islands”
A film by Daniel Casabé and Edgardo Dieleke (Argentina / 2012)
The Exact Shape of the Islands is a documentary shot in the remote Malvinas / Falkland islands, an almost unknown space, mainly remembered because of the 1982 war between Argentina and the UK. The film tells the story of two trips. The first one shows the return to the islands of two Argentine ex-combatants, through the amateur camera lens of Julieta, a young woman who is doing research on the literature of the war. The second trip, in 2010, records Julieta’s return to Malvinas, exploring the consequences, not only of the war, but also of the personal contacts she established during her first trip.
Edgardo Dieleke (Buenos Aires, 1980) directed Cracks de nácar (Hot Button Players, 2011) with Daniel Casabé. Edgardo started working in films while he was studying for his PhD at Princeton University, with a dissertation on the borders of fiction in film and literature, to be defended this year. He’s currently working as a film critic and professor at New York University in Buenos Aires. He is also writing a script with the writer Ricardo Piglia, for a film project about jazz in Argentina.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with film co-Director, Edgardo Dieleke.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event