Hoy como ayer

Bernie IJdis Long documentary - 2011 - 68 min.

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A day from the life of Juan Carlos Godoy, singer. In drawn out shots, always from fixed camera angles, the aged entertainer is followed from the moment he prepares for a performance in a restaurant. The camera points towards the hallway, where we see ‘Juanca’ leaving the bathroom and carefully getting dressed. During the long drive to the city of his youth, only showing his face and part of the surroundings dashing past, the first words are spoken, after more than nine minutes. ‘You’re shooting a quite silent film, right?’ The old man sings, sometimes outside the fixed frame, his tango songs - shown in their entirety - makes a few sly remarks, and laboriously eats his uncooked ham sandwiches. The audience adores the tawny performer with his unwavering voice. ‘You are eternal, Juanca’, people praise him. Next Tuesday, he will be back.

Credits

Director(s) Bernie IJdis
Script Bernie IJdis
Producer(s) Bernie IJdis
Production Company
IJdis
Fortuna Films
Co-producer(s)
Ilse Hughan
Executive Producer
Pablo Chernov
Director of Photography
Fernando Lockett
Editing
Valeria Racioppi
Sound Editor
Manuel De Andres
Sound on Set
Manuel De Andres
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands