Lalo is a sex-influencer: he posts photos of his naked body and homemade porn videos for his thousands of followers on social networks.
Lalo directs his own life, but in private, out of character, he seems to live in permanent melancholy.
Where does desire itself go when life turns into a sex show?
Pornomelancholia takes pornography as a starting point to reflect on the relationship between sexuality and work, on being public and feeling alone, on the characters that we build to show ourselves (or hide) from the world.
Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker and director of photography.
His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters.
He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni.
His films have been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Viennale, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI and received numerous awards.
His first short film ‘The Queen’ won over 50 international awards, while ‘Blue Boy’, his latest work, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.
In the last years, he has been invited as a lecturer and mentor in institutions such as Princeton University, Werkleitz Center, Berlinale Talents, UnionDocs, Tres Puertos Cine, IDFA, Maestría de Cine Alternativo EICTV Cuba.
Manuel is currently editing his fourth feature film ‘Pornomelancholia’, while working on the development of two new projects: ‘Cowboy Love’ and ‘The Pain’.
2019. Blue Boy, 19min
2017. Años Luz (Light Years), 72min
2017. Soldado (Soldier), 73min
2016. Solar, 75min
2014. Las Luces (The Lights), 6min
2013. La Reina (The Queen), 19min
The Los Cabos-TFI Award
WIP Latam San Sebastian
Guadalajara Construye 15 (Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara)
San Sebastián IFF 2022 (World Premiere) Selección Oficial – Premio del jurado a la mejor fotografía
Zurich Film Festival (2022)
Reykjavik International Film Festival – RIFF (2022)
Bogotá International Film Festival – BIFF (2022)
FIFIB – Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux – 2022 Grand Prize
IDFA International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
Thessaloniki IFF (Greece) / November 5 – 15 2022
This Human World (Austria) / November 9 – 20 2022
Tournai Ramdam Festival (Belgium) / January 13 – 23 2023
Black Movie Film Festival (Switzerland) / January 21 – 29 2023