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La vida en común
Institute of Contemporary Arts
La vida en común, dir. Ezequiel Yanco, Argentina / France 2019, 70 min., Spanish with English subtitles

Absences, rather than presences, haunt La vida en común, an evocative film from Argentinian director Ezequiel Yanco. Set in Pueblo Nación Ranquel, an indigenous settlement from the Rankülche tribe located in the vast province of San Luis, this coming-of-age story follows a group of young teenage boys on the hunt for a puma that has been stalking their village, becoming their rite of passage into adulthood. Missing links propel the film forward: the puma is nowhere to be found, adult figures exist only on the periphery, a beloved dog goes missing. Exposing these voids, Yanco and his young protagonist Uriel traverse parallel realities constantly shifting between survival, dreams and adulthood.
The screening is followed by a live Q&A with director Ezequiel Yanco, hosted by critic and academic Maria Delgado on 1 December. You can join this event for free at 8:15pm GMT here.
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Full price: £6
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The film is only available to audiences in the UK. Please do not book if outside the UK, as you will not be able to access the film.

La vida en común is available to stream for seven days from 1 December, 6:45pm

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Director’s Introduction