Alex is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn. One of his animated shorts went viral and now he’s trying to prove that he can do more than funny videos. While doing so, he travels to Argentina to meet Sofia, with whom he started a virtual relationship.
The title might as well have been Lost in Translation: here we have characters who get lost in their languages. The American infatuated lover who doesn’t speak Spanish and travels to Argentina in search of Sofia, because he fell in love with some coincidence in the symbolic exchange they had online. The obstinate painter who doesn’t speak English and rejects it, believing he’s resisting. And the common uses and habits in every inspiring couple, which are, yes, losses in translation and potential winnings thanks to those differences. The grounds for so many romantic comedies are here in a high-speed sample with diverse resources, about a young man who comes to meet a girl. A pick-up epic in its own way, Finding Sofia is also a film that laughs about the forms of production and circulation of art, or whatever moves around –online and offline– acting as such. JPF
D, G: Nico Casavecchia F: Eloi Moli E: Lynn Hobson DA: Ana Cambre S: Animal Music M: Animal Music P: Andrew Geller PE: Serge Patzak, Sam Penfield, Arvind Palep CP: 1st Avenue Machine I: Sam Huntington, Andrea Carballo, Sofía Brihet, Rafael Spregelburd
1st Avenue Machine. Nico Casavecchia T +1 917 648 2655 E email@example.com W 1stavemachine.com ~ findingsofia.com
Born in Argentina. Some of his shorts are Buildings & Vampires and Salesman in the Mirror. In 2013, his short A boy and His Atom, made in collaboration with IBM scientists and created by moving carbon monoxide molecules, was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest film in the world.