A 19-year-old man decides to join the army. From that day on, his life changes: he becomes the drummer in the military band, and his everyday life is now a combination of military training and music. “Soldado” portrays the transformation of a teenager into a grown up full of uncertainties and contradictions and explores the construction of subjectivity within a total institution.
Manuel Abramovich is a filmmaker and cinematographer. He directed the films Años Luz (Light Years, 2017), Soldado (2017), La Reina (The Queen, 2013), Las Luces (The Lights, 2014), Solar (2016), Soldado (Soldier, 2017) and Años Luz (Light Years, 2017). His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, MoMA, IDFA, Tribeca, San Sebastián, Documenta Madrid, Los Angeles, BAFICI, Karlovy Vary) and have received numerous awards.
2017. Años luz. (72′, Full-length film)
2017. Soldado. (70′, Full-length film)
2016. Solar. (73′, Full-length film)
2014. Las luces. (6′, Short film)
2013. La reina. (19′, Short film)