ORIONE + Q&A
Dir. Toia Bonino, Argentina, 2017, 67 mins
Nuanced and unsettling, Orione reflects on the inevitable imbrication of the personal and political in a Buenos Aires’ neighbourhood. Alejandro was a gang member in betrayed by a friend and killed by police. Through a series of engaging and sometimes uneasily juxtaposed fragments, Orione evokes different aspects of his life; at one moment, the camera dwells on the warmth of his mother’s memories, at another we are confronted with archival footage which captures the violence of his crimes. Splintering across the film, these varied visual and sonic strands resist easy assimilation into any single narrative, building a complex picture of a man – and a society - full of contradictions.
'The film offers insight into a society filled with contradictions, in which people have their own truths and mores and often live on the boundary of the law.'
Award for Best Director at Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI).
UK Premiere + Q&A with director Toia Bonino hosted by Maria Delgado
Maria Delgado is an academic, critic, and curator. She has been the Director of Research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama since 2015.