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Fia-Stina Sandlund & Alejo Moguillansky – The gold bug

Fia-Stina Sandlund


Born 1973. Fia-Stina Sandlund is a Swedish artist and director based in Stockholm and New York, working at the intersection of journalism, social activism and "re-enaction" as a form of history writing. She was educated at the Academy of Photography and Film in Gothenburg and Konstfack in Stockholm. Her film 'Blonde Like Me' is her first full length documentary and the first film in a trilogy based on August Strindberg's play 'Miss Julie'.

Alejo Moguillansky


Born 1978 in Buenos Aires, Alejo is both film director, editor and professor at Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires. In 2005 he directed 'La Prisionera', screened at Bafici, Berlinale and Viennale, among others. 'Castro', his second fiction feature film, was awarded the Best Film Award and Best Cinematography Award at Bafici. Beside this it received the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film at IndieLisboa Int. FF. It was screened at more than 30 festivals in more than 25 countries including Locarno, Vienna, London, AFI-Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hamburg, Vienna, Tolouse, Amiens and Jeonju. Moguillansky has been an editor of around 15 films with Albertina Carri, Rafael Filippelli, Matías Piñeiro, Mariano Llinás and Juan Villegas and has won several editing awards. Beside his passion for film 'Moguillansky' also is a director at the theatre. He co-directed with Lola Arias 'Love is a Sniper', which staged at several international festivals. At the moment Moguillansky is preparing two films; 'La Guerra Submarina' (The Submarine War) and a short film placed in the border between fiction and documentary about dance groups and big ballets in Argentina.


The gold bug


Feminism, Victoria Benedictsson, Leandro N. Alem, the Radical Party in Argentina, suicide, stunts, the complicated relationship between low-budget films with a political aim and the film industry, greed, gold treasures left by the Jesuits in Argentina, the 19th Century vs the contemporary, are the background for this portrait of a clash between a Swedish and an Argentine artist. The film's premiere has been postponed to 2014.