This documentary is about the memory of a woman who has fought tirelessly against historical amnesia against crimes of state in Argentina. Today this woman has lost her memory, liberating her from the pain; she bids farewell to this life without betraying the family she once lost.
Time Suspended, the ambivalent nature of memory
The memory of Natalia Bonaparte fades in every second that passes in the nursing home where she lives in Mexico, the country where she found refuge in a turbulent past. After losing three of his sons to the Argentine dictatorship, she began an arduous work as a human rights activist, which led her to even bring to trial the regime's military chiefs. Now, in the autumn of her life, after her struggle to keep alive the memory of the disappeared, it is oblivion who gains space in her own being.
Director Natalia Brushtein investigates in the memory of her grandmother through photographs, manuscripts and even interviews where Bonaparte explains in detail what happened to her children and other missing relatives. The film takes time to unite in a careful edition the fragments of a passionate life in which detachment and commitment to a right cause were equally devastating forces. In Time Suspended the memory is drawn as an ambivalent organ, an opportunity to give life to what we can not touch and at the same time erase the discomforts that drown us.