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The Middle Ages

Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña

Wednesday Wed 22.06.202222.06.2220:00Kaserne Basel
Saturday Sat 25.06.202225.06.2214:00Stadtkino Basel

Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña

Argentina 2022. 90 Min.
Color. Spanish/ EN

In presence the the two directors and their daughter


This film is also part of
«International Program»

Despite being an “invention without a future,” cinema has performed the titanic task of recording the great moments in the history of the modern world, as well as the most banal. The days of confinement to which humanity was subjected through the pandemic has been shown, and interpreted, by many fiction films and documentaries. But few of them show that those tragic and absurd days could also contain elements of comedy. The Middle Ages shows us the life of a 10-year-old girl and her family of artists in her house in Buenos Aires during the eternal seclusion that today, it seems, is beginning to be left in the past. While the pandemic forces them to live between the danger of the outside and eternal waiting, the family spends their day to day carrying out different tasks, worried about the uncertainty, about their future and their careers, but doing their small daily tasks in order to make life go on. Like all true comedies, The Middle Ages hides a sad heart, but also the evidence that the world, beyond the problems it makes us face, can be a better place. (Sung Moon)


DirectorAlejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña
ScreenplayAlejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña, Walter Jakob
CinematographyAlejo Moguillansky
EditingAlejo Moguillansky, Mariano Llinás
MusicFernando Tur, Oscar Strasnoy, Maxi Prietto
WithLuciana Acuña, Alejo Moguillansky, Cleo Moguillansky, Lisandro Rodríguez, Walter Jakob, Lalo Rotavería, Luis Biasotto, Oscar Strasnoy, Margarita Fernández
SoundMarcos Canosa
ProducersLaura Citarella, Ingrid Pokropek, Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña
Production CompanyEl Pampero Cine
World SalesAlejo Moguillansky

Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña

Alejo Moguillansky, born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied film and works as a writer, editor, producer, actor and director. His films are regularly invited to the major international festivals. In collaboration with Luciana Acuña and Grupo Krapp, he has created numerous dance and theater productions in addition to his film work. Alejo Moguillansky is a professor at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires.


Luciana Acuña, born in 1975 in Córdoba, Argentina. She studied contemporary dance and works as an actress, dancer and choreographer. Luciana Acuña is the director of the interdisciplinary ensemble Grupo Krapp. Her artistic works, performances and installations have been presented in festivals and theaters of several continents. She teaches as a professor at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Buenos Aires.