Argentina, 61 min
Throughout its history, cinema has repeatedly asked the question “how does one film the Other”. In Borom Taxi, the answer is sensitive and sharp: this debut film manages to bring us close to a state of uncertainty and disorientation, probably similar to that experienced by the characters, who have moved from Senegal to Buenos Aires.
Throughout its history, cinema has repeatedly asked the question “how does one film the Other.” In this case, Andrés Guerberoff provides a sensitive and original response: he deconstructs the spatial limits to develop new scenarios, as close as possible to the perceptions and experiences of his characters who have arrived in Buenos Aires from Senegal. We find them repeating rituals and trying to adapt, in constant communication with their families, working or looking for work, always with a precise reflection on living and working conditions. The communication that each of them—through smart phones—establishes with their family generates films within the film. We are thus also transported to other spaces, to other houses, to different cities, creating a labyrinth in which to get lost with little sense of its entrance and exit points. This debut of great cinematic intelligence plunges us in a state of uncertainty and disorientation, one likely similar to the one experienced by the characters.
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