9.3 10
2017 69min

Time Suspended

  • Spanish

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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.

AWARDS: Special Mention. Festival Internacional de Cine de Guanajuato Documental Mexicano / Public Prize. Festival of the Memory, Iberoamericana Documentary / Best Documentary. Budapest International Documentary Film Festival/ Golden Plaque Documentary Competition. Chicago International Film Festival / Special Mention Tato Miller Award. Mar del Plata International Film Festival/  Honorary Mention. Certamen Internacional de Cine Documental sobre Migración y Exilio/ Feisal Award. Habana Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival/ Best Feature Documentary. Festival Ícaro/ Special Mention for Feature Documentary. Dhaka International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ It's All True International Documentary Film Festival/ SANFIC/ Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine/ UNIFILMFEST/ MIC Género/ Documenta QRO/ Oaxaca Film Fest/ Valladolid International Film Week/ Lakino: Latin American Film Festival Berlin/ Tulancingo Cinefestival/ Festival Pantalla de Cristal/ mexican Documentary Film Festival/ Dominican Global Film Festival/ SURDOCS/ FILMAR América Latina/ Latin American Film & Art Festival/ Festival on Wheels/ Costa Rica International Film Festival/ Mexican Film Week in Estado de México/ Cairo International Women´s Film Festival/ France Amerique Latine/ World Film Festival/ Cinélaitno Rencontres de Tolouse/ Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay/ DOKFEST Munich/ Cologne International Women´s Film Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine del Desierto/ TRT Documentary Awards/ Vancouver Latino Film Festival/ Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Rosario/ NAFA Anthropological Film Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine Político/ Festival Equinoxio/ Cineseptiembre/ Arquivio em Cartaz/ This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival/ 

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.

Crew

Natalia Bruschtein
Director, Screenplay

Cast