PRIMAS95 min, Documentary, Argentina, Canada, 2017
Directed byLaura Bari
Produced byGreenground Productions and BesoFilms
LanguageFrench and Spanish with english subtitles
Two cousins come of age together, overcoming the heinous acts of violence that disrupted their childhood.
Primas is an evocative portrait of two cousins, Rocío and Aldana, Argentinian teenagers who, in the wake of heinous acts of violence that disrupted their childhood, will free themselves from the shadows of their past.
Traveling in Argentina and Montreal the girls come of age having revelatory experiences in their everyday lives; learning dance, mime, theatre, circus and visual arts.
They express through their bodies what only their imagination, their unique perspective and their unshakable resilience can reveal.
Written and Directed by : Laura Bari
Director of Photography : Laura Bari, Glauco Bermudez
Editing : Laura Bari
Sound Design : Andreas Mendritzki
Sound Mixing : Stephane Bergeron
Music : Florencia di Concilio, Marco Liy
Sound Recording : Mauro Franzen & Simon Plouffe
Production : Greenground Productions and BesoFilms
First Hand Films
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Crédit d’impôt cinéma et télévision (Québec)
Crédit d’impôt production cinéma (Canada)
Les Films du 3 mars
Originally from Argentina, self-taught filmmaker Laura Bari currently resides in Montreal. Fascinated by singularity and difference, she chose film as a way to merge arts, culture and mental health. Antoine (2009), her first full-length film, about the imaginary life of a blind boy, was shown at some 30 festivals around the world, winning 15 prizes. Her second film, Ariel (2013), is about a man who rebuilds his identity after a terrible accident. Primas completes her trilogy, revealing once again the power of imagination through her unique artistic approach, Bari pushes the boundaries between the real and the unreal.
Primas (2017 / 95 min)
Ariel (2013 / 95 min)
Antoine (2009 / 97 min)