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Name  Fernando Birri

Role  Film-maker
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Education  Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (1950–1953)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean
Movies  Tire die, Flooded Out, Vanishing Landscapes, The Abandoned, Century of the Wind
Similar People  Eliseo Subiela, Octavio Getino, Vasco Pratolini, Francesco Maselli, Eriprando Visconti

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Fernando Birri (born March 13, 1925 in Santa Fe, Argentina) is an Argentine film maker and theorist. He is considered by many to be the father of the new Latin American cinema.

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Birri was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. After being involved in theater and poetry, he went to Rome to study film-making at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, from 1950 to 1953, and appeared in the 1955 Italian film Gli Sbandati. In 1956 he returned to Santa Fe, to form the Film Institute at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral university. A year later he started filming scenes of poverty and human misery in lower-class Santa Fe. The project, billed as a "survey film", spanned three years, and filming wrapped up in 1958. Before screening the resulting 33-minute documentary, Tire dié, Birri debuted with a short film called La primera fundación de Buenos Aires, which premiered in the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, earning Birri critical acclaim and paving his way for further projects of similar nature, like Buenos Días, Buenos Aires (1960) and more famously Los inundados (1961), which won the Venice Film Festival award for Best First Film.

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After directing a short film about La Pampa Gringa (La pampa gringa) in 1963, Birri retired from directing and only returned 12 years later to make a movie about Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Mi hijo el Che) in 1985. His next film, also about El Che, was filmed in 1997 (Che, ¿muerte de una utopía?), but remained commercially unreleased. Birri has since done two more movies - El siglo del viento (1999) and ZA 05. Lo viejo y lo nuevo (2006).

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In 1986 Birri co-founded Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (The International School of Film and Television), in San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba. He was the school's first director. Birri is currently a visiting professor for fall 2009 at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Birri may hold the record for the longest title of a motion picture ever, for his first film, the short (41 minutes) released at the 1959 Cannes film festival, Vera historia de la primera fundación de Buenos Aires como también de varias navegaciones de muchas partes desconocidas, islas de reinos, también de muchos peligros, peleas y escaramuzas, tanto por tierra como por mar, que nunca han sido descriptos en otras historias o crónicas, extraídos del libro 'Viajes al río de La Plata', original del soldado alemán Ulrico Schmidl, miembro de la expedición capitaneada por don Pedro de Mendoza, quien publicó por primera vez estas memorias, bien anotadas para utilidad pública en la ciudad de Francfort el año 1567. It is usually referred to as La primera fundación de Buenos Aires.

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Filmography

As director:

  • Elegia Fruilana (2007)
  • ZA 05. Lo viejo y lo nuevo (2006)
  • El siglo del viento (1999)
  • Che, ¿muerte de una utopía? (unreleased commercially - 1997)
  • Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes (1988)
  • Mi hijo el Che (1985)
  • La pampa gringa (short film - 1963)
  • Los inundados (1961)
  • Buenos días, Buenos Aires (short film - 1960)
  • Tire dié (medium length film - 1960)
  • La primera fundación de Buenos Aires (short film - 1959)
  • As writer:

  • ZA 05. Lo viejo y lo nuevo (2006)
  • Los inundados (1961)
  • Tire dié (medium length film - 1960)
  • References

    Fernando Birri Wikipedia


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