ANDRÉS DI TELLA VISITS PITT (2018)
Andrés Di Tella is a filmmaker, writer and curator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has directed eleven feature-length films: Montoneros, una historia (1995), Macedonio Fernández (1995), Prohibido (1997), La televisión y yo (2002), Fotografías (2007), El país del Diablo (2008) Hachazos (2011), ¡Volveremos a las montañas! (2012), Máquina de sueños (2013), El ojo en el cielo (2013) and 327 cuadernos (2015). Retrospectives of his work have been held at the E Tudo Verdade festival at Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia; Festival dei Popoli, Florence; Festival de Lima; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Tabakalera (San Sebastián); Filmoteca de Catalunya (Barcelona); Filmoteca Española (Madrid); and Cine Universidad Católica (Santiago, Chile); among other places.
His work spans video art, installations and performance pieces, as well as TV documentaries. His installations have been exhibited at Espacio Fundación Telefónica and Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Tabakalera in San Sebastián, Spain. He has written a non-fiction book, Hachazos (Caja Negra, Buenos Aires, 2011) and many essays and book chapters, in Argentina and abroad. A further book of essays, Cuaderno, is forthcoming. As curator, he founded the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI), considered by many the principal film event in Latin America, which he directed in its first editions (1999 and 2000). From 2002 to 2011, he was the Artistic Director of the Princeton Documentary Festival, at Princeton University, where he has also been a visiting professor.
Cine Documental en América Latina (Cátedra, Madrid 2003), a reference book edited by Paulo Antonio Paranaguá, devotes a chapter to his work, placing him among the most significant filmmakers in the history of documentary in Latin America. Two further books have been published on his films, Andrés Di Tella: cine documental y archivo personal, edited by Paul Firbas and Pedro Meira Monteiro (Siglo XXI, Buenos Aires, 2006) and Inventario de regresos: el cine documental de Andrés Di Tella, edited by Casimiro Torreiro (Cines del Sur, Granada, 2011). El documental y yo: il cinema di Andrés Di Tella, an extended essay and dossier by Daniele Dottorini, was published as a catalogue for the Festival dei Popoli (Florenece, 2012). He has been a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Premio Konex (Argentina) and has sat on panels for the Rockefeller Foundation (USA), Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (Chile), Premio Nacional del Ministerio de Cultura (Colombia), Instituto de Cine Uruguayo, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina) and several film festival juries.
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