La nostalgia del centauro
The “gaucho” tradition is observed through the story of an elderly couple who lives in the hills of Northern Argentina. Beginning their daily routine, gestures endlessly repeated throughout their whole life, we contemplate the details, like heating the water to prepare the mate, rearing goats, and sewing. Time seems to stand still. We also look at raw materials such as the wood that forms the house, the mountainous and arid landscapes. Sometimes, the silence is broken by a prayer or a song that seems to weave the invisible link between the red earth and the starry sky. Each element is perfectly in its place, and the very triviality of the gestures then seems to fulfil a mission of a metaphysical kind. And from the present of the elements of a life in virtual autarky, we are also immersed step by step in the memories of the couple. Thus nostalgia unfurls for a world that is destined to disappear, like the fire that warms through the night before slowly going out before our eyes, and under the light of the sunset that heralds a new day.