DocumentaMadrid 2017


Manuel Abramovich
75' / 2016 / Argentina

In 1991, Flavio Cabobianco published his first book Vengo del Sol, in which, at the age of only ten, he philosophised about God and different universes. Flavio quickly became a New Age phenomenon. Twenty years later, he decides to republish his book and film a documentary about his family history. As filming begins, Flavio expresses his disagreement with the director's ideas. Flavio's constant questioning leads to a change of direction, a power struggle between director and leading player.

Main Festivals & Awards

FICIC - Competencia Internacional (2016)
Karlovy Vary Film Festival- Documentary Competition (2016)
Bafici Mendoza - Película de Apertura (2016)
Festival Do Rio (2016)
FIDOCS (2016)
Festival de la Habana - Competencia Documental (2016)
MoMa DOC Fortnight (2017)
BAFICI- ACCA Prize (Argentine Film Reviewers Association) for Best Film (2016) Lima Independiente - Award for Best Ibero-American Film Now (2016)
FIDBA - Award for Best Debut Film (2016)
Festival de Cali - Special Mention of the Jury (2016)

Director's Biography

Manuel Abramovich was born in 1987. He is a director, photographer and director of photography.
He took the Director of Cinematography course at the ENERC (INCAA). He attended the Film Laboratory at Di Tella University and was selected to take part in Berlinale Talents. His documentary short film
La Reina was shown at more than 150 festivals across the world and received over 50 awards, including Best Short Film at DocumentaMadrid 2014. Solar, his first full-length film, was premiered in the Argentine competition section at BAFICI 2016 and received the ACCA Film Reviewers Award. It was screened at MoMA, Karlovy Vary and other festivals. Soldado (2017), his second full-length film, debuted at the Berlinale.

More information

Director:Manuel Abramovich
Language: Spanish
English subtitled
Screenplay: Manuel Abramovich, Flavio Cabobianco, Fernando Krapp, Javier Zevallos
Photography: Manuel Abramovich, Flavio Cabobianco
Edition: Anita Remón
Sound: Sofía Straface
Producers: Manuel Abramovich


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