A theatre director and a film-maker come together to make a film about actor training. The result, fiction in which the “students” are boys and girls aged between 8 and 12 years, and two drama teachers apply two nearly opposite methods as if it were really possible to create elementary training for actors. But is it possible? Is it possible to train within and without, to leave the body, to transform? “Playing someone else is not just anything”, concludes one of the characters.
Federico León (Buenos Aires, 1975). In drama he wrote and directed Cachetazo de campo, Museo Miguel Ángel Boezzio, Mil quinientos metros sobre el nivel de Jack, El adolescente, Yo en el Futuro, Las Multitudes and Las ideas. He wrote, directed and acted in his first film, Todo juntos. In 2007 he wrote and directed with Marcos Martínez, his second film: Estrellas. In 2009, with Martin Rejtman, he wrote and directed Entrenamiento elemental para actores. In 2014 he made La última película, a series of interventions in former cinemas converted into parking lots. He obtained several awards for his work: Primer Premio de Dramaturgia by the Instituto Nacional de Teatro, The Konex 2004 Literature Award for the production of the quinquennial, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Primer Premio de Dramaturgia 1996-1999, among others.