Maria Victoria Menis

Maria Victoria Menis is a playwright, Director and screenwriter of film who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, teacher at the University of Buenos Aires, in the ENERC (National Institute of film and media arts), and at the film school of Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, wrote plays and screenplays for television and has filmed several films.

Professional career

Maria Victoria Menis graduated from the Experimental Centre of the National Institute of cinematography, Argentina (ENERC), where he was subsequently teaching, and their early albums were short films neighboring (1984) and at what time? (1985), by which the Embassy of France in Argentina he was awarded two awards George méliès.

His first feature film, co-directed with Pablo nisenson on script of both was the patriotic spirits, a film that according to critic Romulus Berruti “as game free and transgressive, justifies itself and it is a good time.” But at the same time, it stays at the level of the minor mischief. [ 1 ] This film was awarded the silver Condor award for best opera prima 1989 and best Awards operates premium in Santa Fe and Bariloche film festivals and was exhibited as a guest in the American Film Institute film festival and Chicago.

His next film was Arregui, the news of the day (2001), a comedy that tour at the reconsideration of his marriage and his life making a used gray serving the public in courts file when he learns that he has a terminal illness, with the performance of Carmen Maura and Enrique pinti. This film was shown as a guest at the festivals of St. Paul (Brazil), Geneva (Switzerland), Islantilla (Spain), Chicago, San Diego and Miami (USA).

In 2003 he directed and wrote the cielito, on his own script written in collaboration with Alejandro Fernández Murray, a film is about the bond between a hobo boy and a child whose parents cannot and want to take care of it. Desperate and poignant narrative of a situation of survival and loss without happy output capability. The film earned glowing reviews from the Argentine press [ 2 ] and French [ 3 ] and won awards channel art – C.I.C.A.E. – Futur Talents Signis – Award for the greater solidarity film of the festival in San Sebastian International Film Festival, the special prize of the jury for Leonardo Ramírez, as best leading Actor in the International Film Festival of Biarritz, and FIPRECI (from the critical international) and awards SIGNIS at the Festival international de films de La Habana, Cuba.[ 4 ]

Then went co-production Franco the Camera Obscura, a story that chronicles the meeting – and its consequences – from Gertrude, a woman considered to be “ugly” community who grew up in a Jewish colony in the province of Entre Ríos, a French photographer, in the second decade of the 1900s, who discovers his ocuta beauty. One of the Chronicles expressed about the film: “Menis builds an audiovisual framework (…)” full of climates and atmospheres, details and comments that make the inner world of the protagonist and the course and outcome of the plot. “Filmmaker… prepared with finesse and sophistication every detail of the Mise en scène (…) a small great movie of those remaining in the retina, memory and the heart long after the final credits end up and lit the room lights”.

Television

In collaboration with Guillermo gianc and Juan Carlos Marín made the script of your planting you Cosecharás, a soap opera produced in 1991 Channel 9 intended for the external market directed by Louise Kuliok and Osvaldo laport. SOAP Opera, whose plot incorporated elements of mafia Sicilian, not had the desired effect but got the Martín Fierro award that year.

The same writers were summoned in 1994 for another soap opera with the same couple acting actress was added that Venezuelan Greece apiaries. History, passing from 1830 to 1870, filming outdoors – required many of San Antonio de areco – a scenery of scale – for example, were recreated a military fort – and abundant clothing uniforms and dresses with crinoline. The librettists had advice from two historians in the context of the time. In this type of cycles it is customary that libretti are are developed with short notice for performance to go them varies according to the responses from the public, but as in this case the scenery and costumes required earlier, librettists should risk on the course continue without that information, to deliver them twenty days before the recording. During 9 months was a success with an average audience of 23 points and scored Martín Fierro best telenovela and better production.

Theatre

For the child play chamois, who wrote and directed in 1996, he was awarded Prize Argentores. He also wrote Clowns Imperial (1996) which was staged in 1999 at the Teatro General San Martín tears in the Sahara, a love story, with the seasoning of radio drama, premiered at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes and received the national award for dramaturgy in 2000.

Filmography

Director

* The Camera Obscura (2008)

* The cielito (2004)

* Arregui, the news of the day (2001) (as Mary V. Menis)

* Patriotic spirits (1989)

* What time (1985)

* Neighbors (1984)

Screenwriter

* The Camera Obscura (2008)

* The cielito (2004)

* Arregui, the news of the day (2001) (as Mary V. Menis)

* Patriotic spirits (1989)

* Live at 17 (1986)

Production designer

* Arregui, the news of the day (2001)

Post-production coordinator

* Arregui, the news of the day (2001)

Television

Director

* Beyond the horizon (1994) Series

Screenwriter

* Beyond the horizon (1994) Series

* You cosecharás your planting (1991) Series

Performance

* Eyes 2…. Herself (1 episode, 2009)

* B 360 °…. Herself (1 episode, 2006)

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