and Ernesto are Integral Filmmakers. This means that they
do by themselves: the script, the direction, the production
and all the technical roles -camera, editing, photography,
costumes, sound and animations- of their films. At the same
time, they are the distributors of their movies. They are
in favour of the free circulation of their documentaries
films are mainly historical, political and biographical.
They are disciples of documentary films from the 60's and
70's, both the English Direct Cinema as the New
Latin American Cinema, through wich they learned the
force of the ideological montage and the active relationship
between cinema and political commitment.
two first films, Raymundo and
Heart of the Factory, winners of 25 international
awards, have different approaches: the first one is a montage
film and the other a direct recording film. Both narrate
the intimacy and the humanity of their protagonists, in
a context of passion, struggle and political commitment,
where they can lose everything to get a collective goal.
Nazión, a film directed
only by Ernesto Ardito, keeps the style of found footage
of Raymundo, but it tells the story from the opposite view:
the right-wing ideology in Argentina. The climates and intrigues
are under the influence of the horror genre.
Alejandra (2013) and
Moreno (2013) their style evolved.
They begin to experiment with the cinematographic tools
to build the psicological and subjetive universe of the
protagonists, despite they are historical characters.
and Ernesto build the whole story starting from details
of images because they are not looking for passive spectators,
they need dynamic viewers. They think, like others filmmakers,
than objectivity not exist, but they do not confuse a subjective
view with an autistic view of the History. They make a thorough
investigation trying to get always to the original source.
integral realization method is not a whim for Virna and
Ernesto. They understood it like the only way to get political
and economical independece to make their films. They love
to experiment in their films, without limits of time or
money, that is why they created a production design that
allowed them to do it.