Gustavo Taretto's self-styled pictorial 'light essay on modern life' explores the connections between contemporary social anxieties and the virtual and physical spaces we interact with and inhabit.
Mariana, a frustrated architect treading water professionally by doing a spot of visual merchandising, and Martin, an anime-loving web designer, live on the same city block in contemporary downtown Buenos Aires. The two have never met despite their proximity and a near-miss or three at street level, distracted by the city's urban chaos and the insularity their online lives and attachment to technology has paradoxically bred.
Both dutifully make efforts to kick-start their stalled love lives, but despite their best intentions, they find themselves repeatedly dispirited by their inability to forge a meaningful connection. That is until decaying infrastructure in their neighbouring apartment blocks conspires to finally create an opportunity for the two to meet (cute).
"Argentinean director Gustavo Taretto has crafted a sweetly comic meditation on urban alienation and human connection...a thoughtful, whimsical [film] which turns the clichés of urban romantic comedies on their head" - Filmink