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Playback. Ensayo de una despedida

Country: Argentina, Language: Spanish, 14 mins

  • Director: Agustina Comedi

CGiii Comment

The respect and the love shine...in this ballad to friends and lives lost.

Inventive, creative...and, absolutely heart-breaking.


Trailer...

Playback. Ensayo de una despedida · Playback | TRAILER from Kino Rebelde on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Argentina in the late 1980s: Catholic, conservative and shaped by a military dictatorship. “La Delpi”, the sole survivor of a group of transgender women and drag queens, talks about how their shows in basement theatres galvanised the community and helped them in their struggle against AIDS and police violence. How they healed their wounds with lipstick, playback performances and improvised stage outfits. And how they invented happy endings for those who were to die. A farewell letter compiled from VHS memories.

Cast & Characters

Marcos García
La Delpi
Martín Shanly