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„The Prize” by Paula Markovitch at Golden Apricot Film Festival

Back 15 July 2011 21:14
„The Prize” by Paula Markovitch at Golden Apricot Film Festival

For the first time “The Prize” is being presented by its author, an Argentinean director Paula Markovitch at Golden Apricot. According to the author “The Prize” , her first full length film, is to some extent autobiographical.

“I have been thinking about this story for about 30 years. It was very important for me (from the personal as well as artistic point of view) to go back to that beach, to tell this story”, - Markovitch said. She mentioned that the film was shot in the same village, she grew up, and in the same school she studied.

Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden from military repression in Argentina. Ceci asks herself: what must she say? What should she really believe and do in order to deserve the love of her mother and others?

The main character of the film is a 7 years old girl, Ceci, who has to keep a huge secret, but she does not completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family, depends on Ceci’s ability to keep this secret. Ceci and her mom live hidden from military repression in Argentina. Ceci asks herself: what must she say? What should she really believe and do in order to deserve the love of her mother and others?

Paula Markovitch told to the journalists, that she prefers writing to film making. And if she decides to make a film, it should be based on her short stories.

“I think, cinema is the heir to literature,” – Markovitch said.

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