Ulises wakes up one morning and his girlfriend Alma is gone. She has vanished.
From that moment on Ulises begins an intense search that drives him to discover some dark and hidden aspects of Alma´s life. The persistent memories of their moments together bring some clues that lead Ulises to inquire into Professor´s Viñas life and his obsession with a Borges´s book. The sudden appearance of Bianca, Alma´s twin sister, accelerates the circumstances that drive Ulises to commit a crime, in the desperate will to see her again.
ERRATA is a combination of an author film and a genre film. A modern and fast noir thriller, narrated in a completely anachronistic and defiant way, shot in black and white. The continuous time shifts and the particular scene compositions help creating a particular aesthetics that is both realistic and fantastic at the same time.
An errata is a mistake in print or manuscript, it’s a trick, a search, a love, an investigation, a fraude within a fraude, a love within a love, love for books, ideal love, love that doesn’t exist, a unique book, a fantastic story, unrepeatable, like love, like Erratas.
Director: Iván Vescovo
Producer: Jerónimo Quevedo
Script: Fernando Regueira
Length: 77 min.
Photography: Emiliano Cativa
Sound: Manuel De Andrés
Directors Assistant: Sofía Camdessus
Artwork: Lules Fiorenza / Fabiana Gallegos
Film editor:Sebastian Mega Diaz
Production Co: Campichuelo Cine & Universidad del Cine
Cast: Nicolás Woller, Guadalupe Docampo, Claudio Tolcachir, Vanesa Gonzalez, Arturo Goetz, Federico D´Elía, Boy Olmi, Martín Piroyansky, Ezequiel Tronconi, Avian Vainstein, Carla Quevedo.
An errata is a mistake in print or manuscript.
This film is an investigation. A police investigation, but it goes much further. It is also a love story, an idealized love. A young man that can only think about finding out what happened to his girlfriend. Although he doesn’t actually know her, he thinks he knows who she is. During the investigation, he starts realizing that he doesn’t, that nothing is what it seems. Characters are also erratas. She is Alma, although we can’t really know. She is also Bianca. But in reality, who is she?
This film is the story of a robbery. The robbery of a book. An edition of a Borges’ book that contains a very special errata, that changes the whole meaning of a phrase, of the thoughts of this great author, and making it worth a lot of money for collectors.
The film itself becomes an errata, where characters are led into error by lies, or they lie in order to induce others into error. Everyone tricks each other until the last moment.
This film is timeless and the wandered spaces are anachronistic. The city is Buenos Aires, but it could be any other city. The country is Argentina, but it could be any other country.
Concluding, Errata starts getting into the Genre, but it also uses an aesthetic that is at times realistic and at times fantastic. It is drawn out from a precise timing, it’s contemporary but there is no need to know exactly when it all happened. The character’s search leads him to places where he needs to put his body, where first of all, there’s a need to know.
An Errata is a mistake in print or manuscript, it’s a trick, a search, a love, an investigation, a fraude within a fraude, a love within a love, love for books, ideal love, a love that doesn’t exist, a unique book, a fantastic story, unrepeatable, like love, like Erratas.