Lalo is a sex-influencer: he takes nude photos and stages his body for his thousands of followers on social networks. Through a call, he ventures into the world of professional porn, where he auditions to play Emiliano Zapata in a movie about the Mexican revolution. Manuel Abramovich takes pornography as a starting point to reflect on the border between the intimate and the public, the real and the virtual, the desire and need for affection in a hyper-connected 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