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Hugo en Argentine

Hugo en Argentine

Stefano Knuchel

Switzerland, Argentina | 2021 | 1 h 35 min
French, Spanish |
Subtitles: French, English
A promising Italian cartoonist arrives in Buenos Aires in 1950, with the dream of reaching the United States, only to discover that for him, America will be Argentina. The country immediately overwhelms him with its enormous economic boom and one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in the world. The young immigrant feels that the immense promise of this country is within his reach and that he can make his name known: Hugo Pratt.
Also presented:
40th International Festival of Films on Art, Canada (2022)
Venice Film Festival, Italy (2021)
Director Stefano Knuchel
Director of Photography Salati Ariel
Playwright Gasparini Gianluigi
Scenarisation Chali Fernanda
Editing Andreoli Emanuela
Sound Recording Maraniello Daniele
Voice Giannini Giancarlo
Sound Studer Riccardo
Music Zeno Gabaglio

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Stefano Knuchel

Stefano Knuchel

Stefano Knuchel (Locarno, 1966) spent his childhood traveling around Europe with his family. He studied music, acting and dance, self-taught. In 1987 he received his diploma as a Big Band arranger. In 1988, he became a deejay for the Italian-language Swiss Radio Rete 3. In 1998 he moved to Swiss Television as a writer and presenter of experimental programmes and started working as a critic. In 2004, he founded the production company Venus and Beyond and directed his first documentary, Nocaut, which was presented at the Locarno Film Festival (Semaine de la critique). In 2009 his documentary Hugo en Afrique was selected for the Horizons competition at the Venice Film Festival. Quand j’étais Cloclò (2017) is an autobiographical documentary in which he recounts the tragicomic wanderings of his own family.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Quand j’étais Cloclò (2017)
Projet Corrida (2011)
Hugo en Afrique (2009)
Locarno 60 (2007)
Paint Me a Life (2005)

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