Real Truths. The Life of Estela

Real Truths. The Life of Estela  {Verdades verdaderas, la vida de Estela}
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Real Truths. The Life of Estela
Verdades verdaderas, la vida de Estela
Argentina, 2011, 99 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Drama, History, Latino, Political, Women
Program: World Cinema
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Estela Carlotto was a schoolteacher from La Plata, Argentina, whose daughters Claudia and Laura were political activists who opposed the military junta of the late 1970s, early 80s.The film chronicles the mounting threats made against the family that quickly escalated into forced exiles, kidnappings, and murder. Eventually Estela discovers that Laura, like many other female activists, was held until she gave birth before being executed. Estela is determined to find her grandson, and founds the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, a foundation that reunites the children of murdered activists with their biological families. First-time director Nicolás Gil Lavedra avoids the clichés of the typical biopic, focusing on the compelling humanity of the story of an ordinary woman who rises up to accomplish something extraordinary. The film conveys a message of hope, love, and peace. Estela is played with force and honesty by the great film and theater actress Susú Pecoraro, who won the Best Actress award at the recent Viña del Mar Film Festival.

Director Nicolas Gil Lavedra is expected to attend all screenings.

DIRECTOR: Nicolás Gil Lavedra
Producer: Fernando Sokolowicz, Victoria Aizenstat
Editor: Alberto Ponce
Screenwriter: María Laura Gargarella, Jorge Maestro
Cinematographer: Hugo Colace
Music: Nicolas Sorin
Principal Cast: Susú Pecoraro, Alejandro Awada, Laura Novoa, Fernán Mirás, Inés Efron
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Aleph Media -

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