Guadalupe Gaona, Ignacio Masllorens

Cuqui Jakob remembers anecdotes from her grandfather, Christofredo Jakob, an important German neurobiologist hired by the Argentine government, as chief of the laboratory of the National Hospital of Alienated, in order to modernize its mental institutions at the beginning of the 20th century. In this return to the hospital, lost photographic collections are discovered, reminiscent of the old cabinets of curiosities: stuffed animals, brain slices, mountains, explorers, hundreds of portraits of female patients. In a disruptive way, Cuqui and her daughter reappear, contradicting each other with their stories that lead the film to the mountain peaks. Mother and daughter become rivals, and this is how the discourse of scientific positivism, madness and the myth of a condor flying over the ruined archive are woven together.

Ficha técnica

Script, film direction, editing and image:

Guadalupe Gaona, Ignacio Masllorens

Producer and Executive producer: Agustín Gagliardi

Sound: Pablo Orzezsko

Music: Ezequiel Kronenberg

Color and image post production: Inés Duacastella

Graphic design and poster: Pilar Villasegura

Produced by gentil, El rayo verde and Las siete puertas.

With the support of INCAA, Mecenazgo Cultural and

Fondo Nacional de las Artes.