I always looked at the world through a misshapen lens. I always framed things from a particular angle, run from place. For me, the city and its inhabitants are characters within a play, an imaginary staging that combines the everyday with science fiction, the earthly with the sacred, the fiction with the documentary.
For years I have been building a gigantic archive of my own images, photographs of people taken at random, in a corner, in some bar, who look scared, run away from something, or just drag their lives when walking. They are anonymous beings who, for some reason and without knowing it, ended up posing for me. Today, in this fantastic and insane reality that we have to live (pandemic), I feel that finally I fell short, that everything I imagined and fantasized about mankind does not reach, it does not even come close to what is imposed as reality today . Then I am surprised reviewing again the registry of my own images and I discover that everything was there, in their looks, in their fears and loneliness, in the suspicion that something invisible was lurking: the plague itself about to emerge.
What if each of these characters were pieces of a puzzle, archetypes imposed by someone, or something that was presented to me for a specific reason? What if I unknowingly were in charge of ordering them and giving them some logical sense to understand the madness we are experiencing, the absurdity of this reality? Sometimes I feel like one of those characters (from a class B movie) who unintentionally finds himself involved in a police plot, and that he must solve, with his own images, the mystery of the human race and thus save the world. Well, or something like this...
pablo pintor ARGENTINA
Born in 1972. As an audiovisual producer (graduated from the Image and Sound Design career, UBA), he has 5 feature films and more than 10 short films.
Between 1996 and 1998 he traveled to Germany on a scholarship from the Antorchas Foundation and made 2 films.
In 1998 he joined the collective “El cineambulante”, toured Argentina projecting cinema in lost towns, and made a documentary feature film “NOA, a trip to underdevelopment” released in 2004.
In 2011 he released his second feature film “EL HOMBRE QUE BAILA” (Official Competition BAFICI 2011, Warsaw Film Festival Competition, Opening of the International Tango Festival of Buenos Aires, and participate in the Toronto, Greece and Barcelona´s Festivals)
Since 2013 he ventures into the theater world and his short film "CRUCERO" integrates the play QUE AZUL QUE ESE MAR (Selection FIBA 2014 and Sala de Parto Festival in Lima, Peru 2017)
In 2015 his short film ANGELES receives several international awards (Italy, USA, Colombia, Chile, Cataluna), the 1st. Unusual Film Festival Award and the 1st. Prize of the Arts Contest of the Buenos Aires Legislature.
In 2016 he traveled to Girona, Catalonia, invited to make the opening of the Girona International Theater Festival.
In 2018 he won the INCAA grant for his film MEMORIA FOTOGRÁFICA, about the well-known photographer OSCAR PINTOR, his father.
Currently, apart from premiering his film and touring the country showing it, he has 2 new feature film projects, 2 photo shows (one in conjunction with his father OSCAR PINTOR in FOLA - Fototeca Latinoamericana), an own photo book and an audiovisual that will accompany the photo show.
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