CICLO

Documental. Cortometraje. 2018. 18 mins

CICLO es un viaje íntimo a través del extraordinario ciclo de la vida y la compleja metamorfosis de la mariposa Monarca en su tránsito por la ciudad de Buenos Aires.

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Synopsis

CICLO sigue una de las maravillas de la naturaleza  y es una experiencia del mundo real de la belleza y fragilidad de la vida, a fin de construir una conexión y una necesidad de protección.

Centrándose en el proceso de metamorfosis, CICLO fue filmado en Buenos Aires, durante un período de 5 años por el artista fallecido, Esteban Kaufer (1977-2013). Utilizando cámaras encontradas, Esteban documentó todo el proceso de la mariposa en su casa. CICLO es su legado.

The film opens flying into Buenos Aires from the north. The remarkable Monarch butterfly migration is one of the most incredible migrations on Earth spanning thousands of kilometers over many generations from Mexico to Argentina, and then back again.

 

 

 

 

The Director:
ESTEBAN KAUFER
1977-2013

Esteban Kaufer was an artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and from an early age, was a keen conservationist and archivist. He was fascinated with complexity of nature and with butterflies that grew in the garden of his childhood home. Living on a farm in France in his mid-twenties, he learnt to grow food and respect the land. Using these skills years later, he converted the roof of his apartment block, only 4 blocks from the centre of Buenos Aires, into a thriving community garden and home for the Monarch butterflies.

On 20 January 2013, Esteban passed away very suddenly at the age of 35 years old.

Esteban was an extraordinary man. Quiet and contemplative, he had a passion for documentaries and the world around him. He spent a large proportion of his life learning, growing and living with nature and creating a community.

CICLO is his legacy.

 

Crew:

Director: Esteban Kaufer
Producer / Editor: Elliott Magen
Cinematographers: David Pena + Esteban Kaufer
Drone operator: Javi Devitt + Mauro Petrelli
Colourist: Roberto Zambrino, Gorky Films
Composers: Pablo Crespo + Santiago Cantaluppi

Special thanks to

Laura Linares
Federico Kaufer
Francisco Kaufer
Familia de Bolivar

Thanks to

Fernando Pitta, Barraca Post
Tessa Crozier, Jodie Passmore
David Pena, Sara Guillen Sanchez
Agustin Barna, Soledad Gesteira
Elise Fantazia, Robyn Dwyer
Santiago Romero, Carolina Cambara
Juan Pablo Peña Mejia, Claudia Pellegrini
Leandro Bruschtein, Orlando Alegria
Los Ninos de Bolivar - Tiziano, Lila y Camilo
Bhima y Nena