The inhabitants of Villa 21, a neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, decide to take advantage of their impoverished situation: Why hire actors to act as paupers when you can get the real thing? And so, led by Julio Arrieta, they incorporate an independent film factory offering real characters for cinema (alcoholics, drug addicts, crooks), set builders capable of erecting a house in three minutes. Villa 21 thus becomes a film set that Alan Parker himself came to when scouting for locations for his film “Evita”.
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.