PRIMAS is an evocative portrait of two cousins, Rocío and Aldana, Argentinian teenagers who, in the wake of heinous acts of violence that interrupted their childhoods, will free themselves from the shadows of their past. Traveling in Argentina and Montreal the girls come of age having revelatory experiences in their everyday lives; learning dance, mime, theatre, circus and visual arts.
They express through their bodies what only their imagination, their unique perspective and their unshakable resilience can reveal.
Originally from Argentina, self-taught filmmaker Laura Bari currently resides in Montreal. Fascinated by singularity and difference, she chose film as a way to merge arts, culture and mental health. Antoine (2009), her first full-length film, about the imaginary life of a blind boy, was shown at some 30 festivals around the world, winning 15 prizes. She also directed, Ariel (2013), is second feature and Primas which completes her trilogy.
Di Concilio Florencia