NFAND Episode 15 - Gaston Solnicki, filmmaker
From the personal to the universal or from the universal to the personal – I believe that’s the quest of all artists. To nail that very thing that grabs at us in our core. A hit and miss type of thing, but the noblest of efforts. Argentinean filmmaker Gaston Solnicki has an uncanny ability to achieve just that, every single time it seems. He’s known for his non-fiction documentaries Süden (2008) and Papirosen (2011). Gaston's latest film Kékszakállú, his first fiction feature, was an official selection at this year’s Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. He won the FIPRESCI Award (International Federation of Film Critics) a few weeks back at Venice. “Kékszakállú is a singularity: a playful portrait of spiritual lethargy. A portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood…” Partly inspired by Béla Bartók’s sole opera Bluebeard’s Castle, Kékszakállú is a must see.