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Kept & Dreamless

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Kept & Dreamless (Las Mantenidas Sin Sueños)
A film by Vera Fogwill and Martín Desalvo

Spanish, with subtitles in English
Argentina, 2005 (94 minutes)

Trailer

Synopsis
During Argentina's economic crisis of the '90s, nine year-old Eugenia and her mother, Florencia, live a seemingly colorful life surrounded by eclectic neighbors and an offbeat collection of family. But for Eugenia, who must deal with her mother's dysfunctional and drug-addled lifestyle, life is anything but pleasant in this darkly inspiring story of expectation, acceptance and nontraditional family, led by standout performances from director Vera Fogwill and young actress Lucía Snieg.

About the Directors
Vera Fogwill was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1972. She has worked in theater as an actress since the age of fourteen, and won the Best Ibero-American Drama Actress award at the Autumn International Festival for her performance in The Toymaker, which resulted in the Secretary of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires distinguishing her with an Honorary Diploma and a Distinction to Talent and Effort. The Argentine Cinematographic Critic Association awarded her with a Silver Condor prize in the Feminine Revelation category for her performance in Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996). She has also been a playwright since the age of fifteen and has written numerous plays, including The Fierce Ones, which won the First Prize and Best Theater Play by La Nacion, an Argentine daily newspaper. In 2003, she was selected from over 3,000 young talents worldwide to attend the “First Global Meeting of Young Moviemaking” hosted by the Berlinale Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival. Kept & Dreamless is her first feature film.

Martín Desalvo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1973. He studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires, and later studied Cinematography at the Universidad del Cine and the Video and Cinema Investigation and Experimentation Center (CIEVYC). While a student, he produced several short films including, Another One, which was awarded Best Short Film and Best Photography by CIEVYC. From 1998 to 2003, he worked for the production company Pol-ka Producciones. He is the author of the cinematographic book, El Yogui (2003), and the documentary script, The Whore at the Cemetery (2001). Kept & Dreamless is his first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Eugenia
Florencia
Olga
Sara
Celina
Lola
Martín
Santiago

Lucía Snieg
Vera Fogwill
Edda Díaz
Mirta Busnelli
Mía Maestro
Elsa Berenguer
Gastón Pauls
Julián Krakov

Crew

 

Directors
Writer
Executive Producer
Producers
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Vera Fogwill, Martín Desalvo
Vera Fogwill
Axel Pauls
I. N. C. A. A., Vera Fogwill, Stefan Schmitz
Nicolás Trovato
Rosario Suárez
Gaspar Scheuer, Diego Martínez
Babasónicos

 
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