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Laura Citarella

Trenque Lauquen

260' - 2022 - Mystery, Road Movie - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Laura Citarella Composer: Gabriel Chwojnik With: Laura Paredes, Ezequiel Pierri, Rafael Spregelburd, Elisa Carricajo, Juliana Muras, Verónica Llinás, Cecilia Rainero
One of Argentina's most intriguing filmmakers, Laura Citarella, enchants the viewer in her pageturner of a film that features a wandering female Sherlock Holmes.
A woman vanishes. Two men take to the road in search of her: they both love her. Why did she leave? Each one of them has his own suspicions, and hides them from the other one who - mysteriously - never truly becomes his rival. Neither is right - but is anyone? This sudden run away becomes the hidden core of a number of fictions that the film delicately weaves together: the secret of the heart of another woman, lost as well, many years ago; the secret of the life of a village in the countryside, governed by a supernatural incident that nobody seems to perceive; the secret of the plains, which never ceases to spread and devour everything, like the shadows that invade the world after the twilight hour.
"Laura Citarella's Trenque Lauquen is the latest entry in her series of interlocked, interpersonal films that aim at solving mysteries that lie at the heart of human existence. The film's slow-burn mystery is divided into two parts, which come together to tell a moving, bewitching tale about a woman who is perceived to be missing. (...) Citarella has a penchant for taking her time to craft a story as she lingers on the minutiae of things, often focusing on the tender details that contribute to the bigger picture. In essence, Trenque Lauquen is about the renewal of the self, which often involves losing a sense of the self in the first place." - High on Films

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Laura Citarella


Gabriel Chwojnik


Laura Paredes, Ezequiel Pierri, Rafael Spregelburd, Elisa Carricajo, Juliana Muras, Verónica Llinás, Cecilia Rainero


Laura Citarella, Laura Paredes

Director of Photography

Agustin Mendilaharzu, Inés Duacastella, Yarará Rodríguez


Miguel de Zuviría, Alejo Moguillansky


Ingrid Pokropek, Ezequiel Pierri

Production studios

El Pampero Cine

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Countries of production

Argentina, Germany




Laura Citarella
Canción para Ana (short, 2002), Historias Breves V: Tres juntos (short, 2008), Historias Breves 5 (2009), Ostende (2011), La mujer de los perros (2015), Trenque Lauquen (2022)

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