A film by Artemio Benki
Martín P. is a young Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer, who has been since his breakdown four years ago a patient of El Borda, the largest and the most notable but also controversial psychiatric hospital in Latin America. The child prodigy and the most promising talent of his generation is now trying to find a way how to overcome his mental disease and come back to life outside the walls of the asylum and on the concert stages, while working on his new composition Enfermaria. Solo tells unique, yet universal story about the obsession with perfection and creation, narrating the evolution of a human being who draws his strength from his own fragility.
SCREENING SCHEDULE AT CANNES
Fri, 17.05 – 11.30 a.m., Theatre Alexandre 3 (Avant-prèmiere)
Sat, 18.05 – 9.30 a.m., PALAIS J (Market screening)
Tue, 21.05 – 11.30 a.m., studio 13 (In presence of the director and crew + Q&A)
Tue, 21.05 – 2.00 p.m., PALAIS C (Market screening)
Official Screening – DOC DAY Closing Screening
Tue 21.05 – 8.00 p.m. – Arcades 1& 2 (In presence of the director and crew + Q&A)
Production Countries: Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria
Runtime: 84 min
Original Language: Spanish
Director: Artemio Benki
Writing: Artemio Benki
Music: Martín Perino
Cinematography: Diego Mendizabal
Editing: Valeria Raccioppi, Jeanne Oberson
Producers: Artemio Benki, Petra Oplatkova, Rebecca Houzel, Sergio L. Pra, Nicolas Tuozzo, Arash T.Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger
Production: Artcam Films, Petit a Petit Productions, Lomo Cine, Buen Destino, Golden Girls
Director and producer born in Paris. He started to work in media by the age of 13 as freelance radio journalist, at age 18 he joined L'Autre Journal as a journalist collaborating with Marguerite Duras and Herve Guibert. Artemio came to Prague in 1989 to make a short documentary about Roma refugees. Since 1992 he lives and works in Prague.
Filmography: 1993 / My land / (short documentary film); 1994 / Moon valley / episodes feature film (1 episode directed); 1999 / Prague stories / episodes feature film (1 episode directed); 2001 / Island of the roof / (short film); 2006 / New generation / (short film); 2008 / The flower proof / (short film); 2019 / Solo (feature documentary).