Argentinian director Manuel Ferrari’s striking debut feature from a decade ago, Como Estar Muerto, chronicled the wanderings over the course of a day in Buenos Aires of a young man escaped from school and in a fit of introspection. The protagonist of Ferrari’s comical and ruminative new film, Overnight, is in his mid-30s and at a very different crossroads, but the urge to get lost and reflect (in this case, in Chile’s beautiful Valparaiso) is similarly strong.
Ignacio, a young architect, lives an ordinary life in Buenos Aires. When his girlfriend announces she is pregnant, a great weight falls upon his shoulders as his independent life seems to vanish right before his eyes. When Ignacio embarks on a short work trip to Chile, the unexpected possibilities of a new life begin to unspool before him.
Ferrari’s delightful dramedy played to rave reviews at the prestigious Mar de Plata International Film Festival.
This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by HBO, FlixLatino and ViendoMovies Available with Xfinity.