SCRIPT AND DIRECTION: Peri Azar/ PRODUCTION: Peri Azar/ COMPANY: 8A-110/ EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION: Peri Azar/ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Carolina Perez Goñi/ CAMERAS: Peri Azar and Victoria Lastiri/ DIRECT SOUND: Magalí Zadoff/ EDITING: Peri Azar/ PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Eduardo Ferrer/ GRAPHICS & DESIGN: Peri Azar
POST IMAGE PRODUCTION: 8A-110/ SUPPORTED BY: Artlab (Spain)
An intimate encounter with the cult Argentinean writer Eduardo Perrone, who lived alone in destitution for the last 15 years of his life.
A documentary made with discarded material that invites us to share the different points of view of a marginalised man who, from his solitude, knew how to interpret the current affairs of his city and the misfortunes of writers in Latin America.
"Perrone, escritor" premiered in January 2011 in Tucumán (Argentina) is the result of a loss with a happy ending. In the year 2000, a group of young people brought together by a common interest in the work of cult writer Eduardo "Buby" Perrone decided to embark on a never-finished project, a documentary about the life of the author with the participation of the protagonists of his novels and the almost inaccessible writer himself.
The documentary was filmed between 2000 and 2002 with the support of the Secretary of Culture of the city of Tucumán and with the financing of Conclub Media, an artistic collective that began that same year with the help of Peri Azar, director of the project. In mid-2003, 98% of the material inexplicably disappeared.
In 2010, after Eduardo's death, the author of this piece decided to shed light on the matter and took on the challenge of configuring a work with what would originally be the making off of the disappeared documentary. After weeks of work on a defective, complex, technically deficient but above all scarce material, the "new" work is signed with the title "PERRONE, WRITER", a sincere documentary in an intimate key where the protagonist synthesizes his life before a camera that, silently and respectfully, accompanies him one afternoon in September. As a frame, the periphery of the city of Tucumán, as chords, the noises of the traffic.
Eduardo Perrone, cult writer from Tucuman, author of the emblematic "Preso común", "Visita, francesa y completa", "Días de reir, días de llorar", "Los pájaros van a morir a Buenos Aires" among others, dies without seeing any of his books republished and without receiving royalties for their sales.
Years before his death, Eduardo donated to Peri Azar his unpublished novel "Los espermatozoides del diablo" and several notebooks with short stories. The novel and the short stories are still awaiting publication.
After Eduardo's death in 2009, many publishers were concerned about his work and began to re-publish his books. Among them Editorial La Papa, Salvaje Federal or Falta Envido.
Originally Perrone's books were published by Ediciones de la Flor.
Despite having been created with faulty archive material, the film was premiered at the Huesca International Film Festival with great success. It was later screened at several festivals, including: Zaragoza Film Festival, Festival de Cine realizado por mujeres (Zaragoza and Teruel), Festival Cortala among others.
In 2011 it was part of PROYECTO ARAGÓN, within the section: "THE LITERARY VISION, THE DOCUMENTARY VISION". The film was screened at the FNAC in Zaragoza and several debates on the film were held afterwards.