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Documentary Film, CZ/FR/AR/AT 2019, Farbe, 84 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Artemio Benki
Camera: Diego Mendizabal
Editor: Valeria Racioppi, Jeanne Oberson
Location Sound: Pablo Girosa, Pablo Bustamante, Miguel Tennina, Sebastian Lipsik
Music: Martin Perino
Additional Credits: Tonschnitt: Benjamin Rosier
Tonmischung: Oliver Do Huu
Producers: Artemio Benki, Petra Oplatkova, Rebecca Houzel, Sergio Luciano Prá, Nicolas Tuozzo, Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin Berger
Production: Golden Girls Filmproduktion
Co-production: ARTCAM Films (CZ), LomoCine (AR), Petit à Petit (FR), Buen Destino (AR)


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

At one time, great hopes were placed in the piano virtuoso Martín Perino. However, while composing his first piece, he had a breakdown—Perino committed himself to the psychiatric clinic El Borda. The diagnose: schizophrenia. Artemio Benki meets him here and decides to accompany him on his journey. What arises is an unsentimental testimonial to a man who dares to enter the public realm again, step-by-step.

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