Argentina | erotic thriller melodrama | B&W and color | 102 min | 2021

Film info

  • SYNOPSIS

    Argentina, 1970s. A desperate young woman goes to a clinic to have a clandestine abortion. As her pregnancy is already through the fourth month, the doctor refuses. Instead, she proposes to sell the baby to one of her clients and offers to provide shelter in her house until the child is born. Their disturbed personalities will become intertwined in a strange and dangerous relationship.

     

    PLOT KEYWORDS

    Argentina | 1970s | crime | abortion | adoption | mental conditions | attachment disorder | LGBT | lesbian love

    CREW & CAST

    Original title: El Apego
    International title: The Attachment Diaries
    Original language: Spanish
    Written & directed by: Valentín Javier Diment
    Produced by Valentín Javier Diment & Vanesa Pagani
    Cinematography: Claudio Beiza
    Editing: Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment
    Art director: Federico Mayol
    Production Manager: Fernando Méndez
    Assistant director: Martín Blousson
    Sound mixer: Adrián Rodríguez, Sebastían Gonzáles
    Boom operator: María Meui Canobra
    Music: Gustavo Pomeranec
    Special effects: Pyromanía FX
    Production company: Películas V

    Cast:
    Jimena Anganuzzi (Carla)
    Lola Berthet (Irina)
    Germán de Silva (Ortiz)
    Marcela Guerty (Josefina)
    Marta Haller (Dominga)
    Andra Nussenbaum (Perla)

    FESTIVALS & AWARDS
    • Awards: Parati Films, Secuencia + Estratégica, Habanero & Fix Comunicación. Guadalajara Construye (work-in-progress) 2020
    • Market Premiere. Pre-Cannes Screenings 2021
    • Official Selection. Maguey Competition. Guadalajara Film Fest 2021
    • Winner. Best Film. New Visions Competition. Sitges Fantastic Film Fest 2021
    • Honorable Mention. OUTshine Film Fest 2021
    • Special Mention. Argentine Competition. La Plata Latin American FF-FESAALP 2021
  • SINOPSIS

    Argentina, años 70. Una joven desesperada recurre a una clínica que hace abortos clandestinos. Al descubrir que está en su cuarto mes de embarazo, la doctora se niega, pero le propone vender el bebé a unos clientes suyos, ofreciéndole refugio en su casa hasta que el niño nazca. Las perturbadas personalidades de ambas se entrelazan en una extraña y peligrosa relación.

    FICHA TÉCNICA

    Título original: El Apego
    Título internacional: The Attachment Diaries
    Idioma original: Español
    Escrita y dirigida por: Valentín Javier Diment
    Producida por: Valentín Javier Diment y Vanesa Pagani
    Dirección de fotografía: Claudio Beiza
    Edición: Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment
    Dirección de arte: Federico Mayol
    Dirección de producción: Fernando Méndez
    Asistente de dirección: Martín Blousson
    Mezcla de sonido: Adrián Rodríguez, Sebastían Gonzáles
    Operadora de sonido: María Meui Canobraa
    Música: Gustavo Pomeranec
    Efectos especiales: Pyromanía FX
    Empresa productora: Películas V

    Elenco:
    Jimena Anganuzzi (Carla)
    Lola Berthet (Irina)
    Germán de Silva (Ortiz)
    Marcela Guerty (Josefina)
    Marta Haller (Dominga)
    Andra Nussenbaum (Perla)

    FESTIVALES Y PREMIOS
    • Premios Parati Films, Secuencia + Estratégica, Habanero y Fix Comunicación. Guadalajara Construye (work-in-progress) 2020
    • Market Premiere. Pre-Cannes Screenings 2021
    • Selección oficial. Competencia Maguey. Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara 2021
    • Mejor Película Noves Visions. Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunyat 2021
    • Mención Honrosa. OUTshine Film Fest 2021
    • Primera Mención. Competencia Argentina. Festival Latinoamericano de La Plata-FESAALP 2021
  • SINOPSE

    Argentina, década de 1970. Uma jovem desesperada vai a uma clínica que realiza abortos clandestinos. Ao descobrir que ela está no quarto mês de gravidez, a médica se recusa, mas lhe propõe vender o bebê para uma cliente sua, oferecendo-lhe refúgio em sua casa até o nascimento do filho. Suas personalidades perturbadas irão ficar entrelaçadas em um relacionamento estranho e perigoso.

    FICHA TÉCNICA

    Título original: El Apego
    Título internacional: The Attachement Diaries
    Idioma original: Español
    Escrita e dirigida por: Valentín Javier Diment
    Producida por: Valentín Javier Diment y Vanesa Pagani
    Direção de fotografia: Claudio Beiza
    Edição: Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment
    Direção de arte: Federico Mayol
    Direção de produção: Fernando Méndez
    Assistente de direção: Martín Blousson
    Mixagem de som: Adrián Rodríguez, Sebastían Gonzáles
    Captação de som: María Meui Canobra
    Música: Gustavo Pomeranec
    Efeitos especiais: Pyromanía FX
    Empresa produtora: Películas V

    Elenco:
    Jimena Anganuzzi (Carla)
    Lola Berthet (Irina)
    Germán de Silva (Ortiz)
    Marcela Guerty (Josefina)
    Marta Haller (Dominga)
    Andra Nussenbaum (Perla)

    FESTIVAIS E PRÊMIOS
    • Prêmios Parati Films, Secuencia + Estratégica, Habanero e Fix Comunicación. Guadalajara Construye (work-in-progress) 2020
    • Market Premiere. Pre-Cannes Screenings 2021
    • Seleção oficial. Mostra Competitiva Maguey. Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara 2021
    • Melhor Filme Noves Visions. Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunyat 2021
    • Menção Honrosa. OUTshine Film Fest 2021
    • Primeira Menção. Mostra Competitiva Argentina. Festival Latino-americano de La Plata-FESAALP 2021

Screening

  • TRAILER

Press

  • The Attachment diaries – El Apego. Patricia Boero for THE FILM VERDICT
    “Quirky surprises abound in a stylish, suspenseful thriller set in 1970’s Argentina, when lesbians were persecuted and abortion was outlawed…Enthusiasts of the horror genre will find plenty to dissect in this unapologetic portrait of a repressive era. It is one that the world has not quite overcome, despite the Argentinean Congress recently legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage.” [Full Review]
     
  • Javier Diment, maestro del melodrama criminal femenino. Cecilia Guardati for COOLT (Barcelona)
    “The Argentine filmmaker takes the horror genre to another level with ‘The attachment’. Extreme women, clandestine abortions and the military dictatorship in the background.” [Full Review in Spanish]
     
  • El apego: El melodrama noir argentino que ganó en Sitges. Julieta Aiello for INDIE HOY
    “a must-see, controversial and hard to ignore film.” [Full review in Spanish]” [Full Review in Spanish]
     
  • “Lamb”: filme islandês com Noomi Rapace triunfa no festival de cinema fantástico de Sitges. SAPOMAG (Portugal)
    “A violent wild melodrama that is sustained by the intense interpretive duel of two protagonists” [Full review in Portuguese]
     
  • El apego de Valentín Javier Diment. Diego Brodersen for PÁGINA 12
    “The Attachment mixes, stirs, and shakes up gothic melodrama, erotic thriller, and psychological horror, but the core it could be part a social and historical drama.” [Full Review in Spanish]
     
  • Crítica de El apego. Diego Batlle for OTROS CINES
    The film “navigates the waters of gothic terror, romantic melodrama and erotic thriller about class differences and shared codes reminiscent of Claude Chabrol’s The Ceremony, and elements of the cinema of Fassbinder’s and Almodóvar’s …. The result is a tense and dense film, at times ominous and disturbing” [Full Review in Spanish]
     

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