“Su traje es blanco y marrón y lleva un casco de cuatro kilos. Le tuvieron que sacar peso porque no lo soportaba. Se le caía la cabeza. Pero ahora no quiere que le saquen más porque está preciosa.”
Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a film director and DoP.
His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. Combining observation and staging, he calls into question the norms of what is considered ‘documentary cinema’.
He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni.
His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards.
He has been selected for several fellowships and residencies: Beca Conti (Buenos Aires, 2013), EMARE (European Media Art Residence Exchange 2016 – Halle, Germany), Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián 2018).
In 2019 he has been awarded with a fellowship by the DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin Program.
His latest work ‘Blue Boy’ won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.
2019. Blue Boy, 19min
2017. Años Luz (Light Years), 72min
2017. Soldado (Soldier), 73min
2016. Solar, 75min
2014. Las Luces (The Lights), 6min
2013. La Reina (The Queen), 19min