Jacqueline (Argentine)

About

A filmmaker introduces us to the subject of his documentary—the beautiful Jacqueline Dumont, a young Frenchwoman who claims to have uncovered a covert assassination conspiracy. While unsure of the eccentric Jacqueline’s veracity, the filmmaker nonetheless enlists a couple of interns and heads to the holistic retreat in Argentina where she’s hiding out, to explore her claims and film her story. Upon arrival, the filmmaker begins to doubt the worthwhileness of his venture, but finds reasons to hope that he might actually be capturing something big, something real, with his increasingly makeshift film.

Driven by Wyatt Cenac’s drily witty performance as the unnamed filmmaker, Jacqueline (Argentine) is a hilarious, low-key misadventure, that also insightfully explores a director’s ambiguous relationship to his craft and continually turns its political thriller underpinnings on their head. First-time feature director Bernardo Britto (a Jury Prize winner for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival short Yearbook) makes fresh use of the mockumentary format to create a film playful in both form and content that reflects the uncertainties and hopefulness inherent in every artistic endeavor.

YEAR 2015

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 87 min

LANGUAGE English and Spanish/Arabic

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

EMAIL jacqueline.argentine2016@gmail.com

PHONE (914) 523-1615

Credits

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Artist Bio

Bernardo Britto

Bernardo Britto was born in Rio de Janeiro, grew up in South Florida, and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He has made two animated short films—The Places Where We Lived (2013) and Yearbook (2014)—which have played at more than 100 festivals and won over 20 prizes.