Hasta Nunca

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  5:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets
Fri Feb 21, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Rotary River Center  Tickets (BIFF Latino Discount)

Community Partner:  The Literacy Connection

Hasta Nunca
See you Never

Hasta NuncaCategory: Fiction, Hispanic
Country:  U.S., Uruguay
Language:  Spanish with Subtitles
Rating:  R
Runtime:  80 min.
Director:  Mark Street

Filmmaker Attending



“Hasta Nunca follows MARIO LIGETTI, a middle aged hipster DJ who produces an underground radio show in Montevideo, Uruguay. He invites listeners to share their intimate thoughts with him and a live radio audience on the air. Mario re-negotiates his public and private personas during the course of the film and enters into an extra marital affair with JULIA, a divorcee searching for a new artistic spark.

In this international production (USA and Uruguay) each call in to the show was written and performed by local actors. Topics addressed in telephone conversations: lingering effects of the military dictatorship in Uruguay, the difficulty of obtaining an (illegal) abortion and varied identity issues. Ligetti’s show is a modern rollicking Miss Lonelyhearts with its host increasingly suffocated by the personal predicaments of his listeners.

Montevideo is a strong background character in the film’s visual landscape. Callers’ voices on the radio provide an acoustic counterpoint for an observational investigation of this ramshackle port city which retains the architectural vestiges of its colonial past.

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