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Life in Common


A puma stalks the community. Hunting is a rite of passage and the older boys want to kill the puma. But Uriel chooses a different path. Pueblo Nación Ranquel is a modern camp built in the middle of the desert. With a futuristic design, the twenty four concrete tents recreate the ancient indigenous settlings. This is the place where the ranquels from nearby cities moved to. It is a community’s origin, and the origin of a scenography that is also the protagonist of this film.

Director's bio

Ezequiel Yanco (1976) is a historian and filmmaker based in Buenos Aires. He received a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in History from the University of Buenos Aires, and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. He taught at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He contributed to magazines such as Los Inrockuptibles and Le Nouvel Observateur. He co-edited Desconfiar de las imágenes (Caja Negra, 2013), a book that compiles a selection of Harun Farocki’s articles. His filmography includes his feature film Los días (2012), and his shorts La piel (2014), and Transa (2014). He won INCAA’s short film contest Historias Breves, the award for best short film from the National Endowment for the Arts and, with Los Días, the audience award at the Mostra Internacional de Cine de San Pablo. His second film, La vida en común had its co-world premiere at Visions du Réel (International Feature Film Competition, 2019) and BAFICI (National Feature Film Competition, 2019). It has also been programmed in Viennale, Filmfest Hamburg, DocLisboa, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Mostra de Sao Paulo, Habana, among other festivals. Won Best Documentary at the Biarritz festival. The film received various awards, including Best Documentary at the Biarritz Festival. He is currently developing two feature films, Gloria de los bosques and Ciencia Ficción. His films are produced by Isoi Cine.

Cast & Crew

  • Year: 2019
  • Direction: Ezequiel Yanco
  • Production Companies: Dublin Films, Hermanos Godoy, Isoi Cine
  • Producers: Pablo Chernov, Ezequiel Yanco, David Hurst, Ana Godoy, Juan Godoy
  • Length: 70'
  • Cast: Uriel Alcaraz, Isaías Barroso, Ángel Baigorria, Brian Llambia, Rodrigo Alcaraz, Jeremías Barroso, Luana Baigorria, Yuliana Alcaraz, Mabel Baigorria, Yamila Rodríguez
  • Script: Ezequiel Yanco
  • DoP: Ezequiel Yanco
  • Editing: Ana Godoy
  • Sound Design: Mercedes Gaviria