Lalo posts nude photos of himself and homemade porn videos for his thousands of followers on social networks. Lalo directs his own life, but in private, out of character, he seems to live in a permanent melancholy. Where does desire go when life turns into a sex show?
His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters.
He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni.
His films have been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Viennale, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI and received numerous awards.
His first short film ‘The Queen’ won over 50 international awards, while ‘Blue Boy’, his latest work, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.
In the last years, he has been invited as a lecturer and mentor in institutions such as Princeton University, Werkleitz Center, Berlinale Talents, UnionDocs, Tres Puertos Cine, IDFA, Maestría de Cine Alternativo EICTV Cuba.
Manuel is currently editing his fourth feature film ‘Pornomelancolia’, while working on the development of two new projects: ‘Cowboy Love’ and ‘The Pain’.
- 2019. Blue Boy, 19min
- 2017. Años Luz (Light Years), 72min
- 2017. Soldado (Soldier), 73min
- 2016. Solar, 75min
- 2014. Las Luces (The Lights), 6min
- 2013. La Reina (The Queen), 19min
Countries:Argentina, Brazil, France, Mexico
Screenwriter:Manuel ABRAMOVICH, Fernando KRAPP
Producer:Gema JUÁREZ ALLEN, Rachel daisy ELLIS, David HURST