The Screen

Angel,the Diva
and I

El Intriguing Case
of José Blum


A Surrealistic Animation Film
Written and directed by : Pablo Nisenson
y Julio Ludueña

Under the auspices of the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales,
the Instituto Gino Germani, University of Buenos Aires.

Hilarious and surrealistic, this animation film reveals how the American film industry wins the minds of millions around the world.

Armando Pantalla - a youthful Argentine idealist, a director by trade - gets hit hard yet once again: his latest movie is smashed by the critics, the media, theatre owners and even the audience. However, though most upset, he sets about shooting a documentary not only to give an account of the phenomenon, but also to bring to light the perversely globalized film industry which has doomed Argentine movies to failure.
He travels along the continent and comes to the very heart of the empire. In Hollywood, he points his camera to the protagonists of this drama and goes through countless hilarious moments: For instance, he makes Paramount CEO fly into a rage, sneaks into the Academy Awards ceremony, kidnaps Cameron Diaz and has a whirlwind romance with her, is hunted down by the FBI and a humanoid army, yet manages to run away thanks to Orson Welles, Godard and Pasolini.
The movie unveils the reins of an industry of rising interests and soaring profits and lodges a complaint against the complex global mechanism which characterizes the social and cultural state of our continent.

(35mm. color film, 82 min.) - 2000
Directed by Pablo Nisenson
Screenplay by Pablo Nisenson
y José Pablo Feinman

Overview: In Buenos Aires, at the end of the milenium, Julián, a young documentary director, hopeless about the future, dicides to film his last act. At this precise moment, a misterious package gets to his hand and changes the course of his life.
The package contains and old film with black and white images, an envelope with money and an anonymous order to rescue from oblivion the greatest Argentine Film director of all times.
Julián, along with his documentary group, start out a passionate struggle, taking a fascinating journey between the past and the present, the memory and the oblivion.
A dramatic comedy, strong and sensitive, which allows us to rediscover our own identity.
Cast:     Crew:  

Angel Ferreyros Pepe Soriano   Director            Pablo Nisenson
La diva Esther Goris   Screenwriters Pablo Nisenson y
José Pablo Feinmann
Julián Armendáriz Boy Olmi   Executive Producer Gastón Ocampo
Ana Florencia Peña   Producer Ricardo Belén
Miguel Ricardo Sendra   Assistant Director Roberto Salomone
Santa Patricia Hart   Director of Photography Eduardo Pinto
Hotel Owner Gogó Andreu   Camera Operator Rodrigo Pulpeiro
Antique Shop Owner Tincho Zabala   Set Decorator Miguel Angel Lumaldo
Pereyra Marcos Zucker   Film Editor Sergio Zottola
Capitan José María Gutierrez   Music Composer Alberto Quercia Lagos
Merayo Max Berliner   Sound Supervisor Jorge Stavropulos
Funes Alberto Busaid   Cast Liaison Patricia Hart
Ferreyros’s Actor Juan Carlos Gené   Ms. Goris’ Dresser Beatriz Abraham
Lunatic Augusto Larreta   Makeup artists Oscar Mulet, Mariela Andujar
Police Officer Miguel Padilla      
Poet Horacio Ferrer      
Clown Miguel Fontes      
Neighbor Celina Fux      
Witnesses Osvaldo Bayer
José Pablo Feinamann
Salvador Samaritano
Diana Ingro
(TV Feature film, color) - 1996
Written and directed by Pablo Nisenson
With the support of Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales

Overview: José Blum (Hugo Arana) is a Jewish young man who supports his old disabled mother (Cipe Lincovsky) and runs the family business - which he strives to keep afloat. Oppressed by debts and with no moral sense, he makes a sacrifice. It is then that Eva (Alejandra Martínez) - an intriguingly beautiful young lady - steps into his life and everything seems to shape up. He decides to put her up in his house as he is convinced The Messiah has arrived. She brings about radical changes in his life and beliefs, after which he will never be himself again.

Cast:     Crew:  
José Blum Hugo Arana   Screenwriter and Director Pablo Nisenson
Roise Cipe Lincovsky   Executive Producer  Mario Levit
Eva Alejandra Martinez   Producer Ricardo Belén
Dr. Taussmann Gianni Lunadei   Production Manager Damián Szifrón
Dr. Hamán Arturo Maly   Production Assistant Mariano Llinás
Rab Ricardo Sendra   Key First Assistant Director Sonia Karpiuk
Representative Daniel Gallardo   First Assistant Director Paula Morvillo
Secretary Yael Ken   Second Assistant Director Matilde Ambrosio
Prostitute 1 Mónica Lleo   Camera Operator / Still Photographer Marcelo Iaccarino
Prostitute 2 Patricia Hart   Camera Operator Assistant Dionisio González
Delivery boy Fernando Lopez   Film Editor Marcel Cluzet
Police Officer Pía Uribelarrea   Sound Supervisor Dante Amoroso
Police Inspector          Rubén Vladiminsky   Set Decorator and Wardrobe Supervisor Nora Spivack
Pharmacist Hugo de Bruna   Set / Wardrobe Assistant Guillermo Caputti
Female Nurse Sol Escapa   Makeup Artist Roxana Caime
Male Nurse Marcos Marín   Making off & Pictures Javier De Silvio
Crying Lady Celina Fux      

(35mm. color film, 92 min.) - 1990
Written and directed by : Pablo Nisenson
y María Victoria Menis

Overview: In the dark old archives of the National Library operates “The Patriotic Spirits club”. Its sinister members are ghosts from the Argentine past, who, since the club was founded in 1493, have been plotting to rule the country. Today, with Dante Gigliotti (Héctor Malamud) commanding their military arm, they are ready to stage a new coup d’état. However, Ana Mil (Alicia Zanca) and Carlos Tapia (Mauricio Dayub) - two audacious journalists of a small-sized newspaper - will run into these spirits in the course of an investigation and fight to ruin their anti-democratic schemes.

Cast:     Crew:  
Ana Mil Alicia Zanca   Screenwriters and Directors Pablo Nisenson
María Victoria Menis
Dante Gigliotti Héctor Malamud   Executive Producer Mario Levit
Carlos Tapia Mauricio Dayub   Production Controller Héctor Menis
Jorge D´Elia
Alfredo Iglesias
Pacheco Fernandez
Diana Ingro
Ricardo Belen
Hernán Vargas
Pacheco Fernandez
Guillermo Marín
Derli Prada
Production Assistant
Assistant Director
Director of Photography           
Set Decorator          
Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Supervisor
Music Composers
Film Editor
Patricio Farell
Alicia Girbal
Salvador Melita
Alfredo Iglesias
María A. Iglesias
Salvador Viales
Leo Sujatovich
Daniel Garcia
Norberto Rapado
Reporters Ana María Casó
Juan Manuel Barrau
  Soundtrack Singer Julia Zenko
waiter Ricardo Fasán      
Grenadier Yito Audivert      
Minister Marcos Woinski