El Laboratorio (The Lab) (2020)
A neighborhood bar like any other? ... anchored in front to the Municipal Morgue, The Laboratory immerses us in the last days of a heroic place of belonging, with its characters and situations, their rites, their antidotes and their minstrel resistance... read more
Completed On: 20 Jun, 2020
Duration: 22 min 48 sec
Genres: Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
Director: polo donatti
Submitted By: Polo Donatti
to the Municipal Morgue, The Laboratory immerses us in the
last days of a heroic place of belonging, with its
characters and situations, their rites, their antidotes and their minstrel
resistance to progress and loneliness.
Founded shortly after the 2001 Argentine crisis, and
called at that time: "El Corralito", it knew how to host
and ferment in its 16 years of harvest, an archetype
varietal of a neighborhood that is mutating, and perhaps,
The Pool Raiser, the taba, the soda siphon, The
Carmencita, the sharpener, the hare to the disk, the last supper, the
toast, and the moving of the counter, along with a
unreleased song are the closing of the gate of a place in
extinction and the photographic aperitif that
this unique documentary record invites us.
Film TypeDocumentary, Experimental, Short, Student
Runtime22 minutes 48 seconds
Completion Date20 Jun, 2020
Production Budget0 USD
Country of OriginArgentina
Country of FilmingArgentina
Graduated from the EPA 3 Audiovisual Arts Faculty at Venado Tuerto, he worked on the short films: “Abya Yala” (Santiago Cesana 2016), “Venado Tuerto” (Jerónimo Marroquin 2017), “Hore Shakul“ (Marcela Sacco 2020); and in the feature film “Witness from Another World” (Alan Stivelman 2016).
Director of the documentary short film “El Laboratorio” (2020) Official Selection in:
Festival Parque Paraguayo (FAEPP) Misiones, September 2020
Cortala Yerba Buena Festival, Tucuman, September 2020 (Argentina Category Winner - Mention Best Director)
First-Maker Lit-Off, Pinewwod Studios, UK, (taking place the week of October 4, 2020)
Bizarrya Shorts Film, Portugal, (to be held in October 2020)
FLEC Birri, Argentina, To be held
He teaches film and music in a Day Center for young people with disabilities
The Elegance Cinema
5 September 2020
To whom it May concern:
I present myself to you in response to the request to participate in your famous Film Festival.
My name is Martin “Polo” Donatti and I am a GRADUATE of the Faculty of Audiovisual Arts with Guidance in Realization E.P.A. N ° 3 of Venado Tuerto.
Winner of the “Regional Phonographic” Stimulus of the 2014 Espacio Santafesino call from the Secretary of Innovation and Culture of the Government of Santa Fe for the realization of a musical Ep and a video clip.
Art assistant in the short film “Abya Yala” by director Santiago Cesana, winner of the 2015 Espacio Santafesino short film call.
Local Producer of the feature film "TESTIGO DE OTRO MUNDO" by director Alan Stivelman year 2016
Finalist in the Espacio Santafesino call for the short film “Más que un Deseo” in 2016.
Art and Production Assistant in the short film “La Disappearance” by the director Jerónimo Marroquín, winner of the 2016 Espacio Santafesino short film call.
Sound Director in the short film winner of the Espacio Santafesino 2019 stimulus “Hore Shakul” and Director of the Documentary Short Film “El Laboratorio” (The Lab).
I am more than interested in participating in your Festival since it is my First Opera and it would provide me with the necessary guarantees to continue producing audiovisual material. It would be a pleasure for me to count on my career with the signing of your renowned Festival.
Waiting for news, kind regards and stay safe!
Polo Donatti - Director-Producer “El Laboratorio” (The Lab)