El Fulgor


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El Fulgor.

The carnival is coming soon. We witness the ritual of “cleaning the meat” performed by the “gauchos” who unfold their knives. The bucolic landscape mixes with the city streets. Slowly, everything fills with colour, feathers and semi-naked men. Face masks begin to cover the faces and alcohol disinhibit the bodies.


Martin Farina (1982, Argentina) is a film director, editor and cinematographer. He has a degree in Communication and he also studied philosophy, music and practiced journalism in the group “La Otra.” In 2010 he founded the production company Cinemilagroso and since then he has made seven feature films, two shorts and he has other three projects in process, two in development-stage and one about to be premiered. In his work it is possibile to discover the hallmark of an author who plays and questions the limits between reality and fiction, resulting in a compilation of original films in which he explores all the possibilities of cinematographic language. His films were curated in a retrospective by programmer Roger Koza in 2018 and premiered at several international film festivals such as BF London, Torino Film Festival, Queer Lisboa, New Latin American Film Festival of La Habana, Molodist KIFF, Black Movie, Guadalajara Film Festival, BAFICI and Mar del Plata IFF, among others. His documentaries were nominated two years in a row to the Condor Awards in Argentina.
Among the titles he has directed: Fulboy (2014); El hombre de paso piedra (2015); Taekwondo, co-directed with Marco Berger (2016); El profession4l (2016); Jackal Stories (2017); Mujer Nomade (2018), Children of God (2021).


  • Title
    El Fulgor
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    65′, col.

  • Director
    Martín Farina
  • Screenplay
    Martín Farina
  • Editing
    Martín Farina
  • Photography
    Martín Farina

  • Sound
    Martin Farina,
    Gabriel Santamaría
  • Colour Grading
    Alejandro Armaleo
  • Cast
    Vilmar Paiva,
    Franco Heiler

  • Producers
    Martín Farina,
    Marco Berger
  • Associate Producers
    Mercedes Arias,
    Tomás Fernández Juan
  • Production

  • International Film Festival Mannheim, Heidelberg 2021 – Competition
  • Rome International Independent Film Festival 2021 – International Documentary Competition
  • TLVFest Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2021
  • BAFICI Buenos Aires 2022 – AvantGarde & Genre Competition
  • Bahia Blanca Documentary Film Festival 2022
  • Festival General Pico La Pampa 2022
  • Festival Audiovisual Bariloche 2022 – Documentary Competition
  • BAFICI Rosario 2022
  • BAFICI Santa Fé 2022
  • Semana de Cine Argentino Salta 2022
  • Asterisco LGBT Film Festival Buenos Aires 2022
  • FICER Festival Entre Ríos 2022
  • Havana Latin American Film Festival 2022 – Latin American Perspectives
  • Cineraices Chivilcoy 2023 – Feature Film Competition
  • Premios Condor de Plata Cine Gaumont Buenos Aires 2023
  • Santiago del Estero Film Fest 2023 – No Fiction Competition

  • Rome International Independent Film Festival 2021 – Best International Documentary
  • BAFICI Buenos Aires 2022 – Best Sound, Stimulus Award for Argentine Cinema AvantGarde & Genre Competition
  • Festival Audiovisual Bariloche 2022 – Special Mention Documentary Competition
  • Festival Asterisco Buenos Aires 2022 – Special Mention Feature Film Competition, Contar Award
  • Cineraices Chivilcoy 2023 – Special Mention
  • Condor de Plata Awards 2023 – Best Documentary

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