ALFONSINA

by Christoph Kühn

HD, color, 80’, 2013

coproduction with Rizoma S.r.l., RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

original version: Spanish

subtitles: English, French

world premiere: 28. Mar del Plata Film Festival, Nov. 2013 Festival Selections: 28. Mar del Plata Film Festival 2013. 49. Solothurner Filmtage 2014

Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938) is a legend in Argentina. In the "Alfonsina y el Mar" (Alfonsina and the Sea) song created in the 1960s - and still being sung everywhere even nowadays - Alfonsina is celebrated as a heroine who plunges into the waters of the Atlantic with a heavenly blessing. The legend describing her as an intrepid feminist and the poet of scandalous verses, was born while she was still alive.