11 - 19 November 2011

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Visions from the South:
Argentinean Documentary

Parador Retiro (Retiro Shelter)
Jorge Leandro Colás
Argentina, 2008
Digibeta SP PAL/NTSC | 84min. | Colour

Production: MC Producciones / Marcelo Céspedes
Screenplay: Jorge Leandro Colás
Photography: Gabriel González Carreńo
Editor: Salvador Savarese, Diego Arévalo Rosconi
Sound: Carlos Olmedo, Pablo Demarco



Parador Retiro is an observational documentary that records the lives of an assorted group of people in a space that accommodates two hundred homeless people. Every night they air their personal problems, the conflicts that come with living together and their longing to leave the place.


Premio Competencia Argentina - Mar del Plata 2008
Premio Mejor Documental Argentino - Gualeguaychu 2009
Premio Especial del Jurado - MARFICI 2009
Cinéma du Réel 2009
IDFA 2008