DIRECTOR: Gaspar Scheuer
ARGENTINA / 2020
FRI 1 – SUN 17 MAY 2020
RUNNING TIME: 87 MINS
I‘m doing an audition for an orchestras.
Selected 2019 – Cannes Ecrans Juniors
When you live in a shanty town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, life offers few opportunities. But Delfín (Valentino Catania) doesn’t want the mindless drudgery of becoming a delivery boy, of having to hide from rent men, or to do badly at school like his single father. He wants to play the French horn in an orchestra. This delightfully shot film peels back layers of his life with budding love, the unfairness of poverty and prejudice, and the support and jibes of his friends all revealed with delicacy and understanding. The plot – cleverly shot from the height perspective of a young boy – tells the story of how, faced with a multitude of obstacles and prejudices, Delfín confounds the nay-sayers to triumph (and harrumph) at the end of the day. As his innocence, sadness and joy play out against beautiful yet starkly empty Argentinian backdrops, Delfín’s horn sounds an unlikely soundtrack for his dogged pursuit of a place in front of the conductor.
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