3- Previous Works

To live is a masterpiece (USA/Perú, Documentary, 2007)
MiniDV, Super 8, Color; Spanish, English and Italian with English subtitles

Synopsis To be an artist is to turn any object into a magical one. That mission could easily define the life and work of Peruvian artist Jorge Eielson. Considered by many to be one of the most brilliant artists of the 20th century (poet, novelist, painter, performer), Eielson was also one of the most reclusive and mysterious. After winning the National Poetry Prize at the age of 21, and Theater Prize at the age of 25 in his homeland of Peru, Eielson left for Europe. Few knew what became of him. The trip turned into a long exile and his name, slowly, became a myth. Filmmaker Gaby Yepes takes us on a journey of discovery as she tries to find the man behind the art.

Upcoming screenings

To live is a masterpiece will air nationwide on the “The Pleasure of the Eyes” (El Placer de los ojos) film program. Times are Wednesday 3rd and Sunday 8th (11pm), on TV Peru (former Channel 7) in Lima. Spread the word and tune in!

Awards

Best Documentary Short, 2008 Filmo-Corto Short Film Festival, Lima, Peru

Official Selection

Con-Can Movie Festival, Japan

Cine Las Americas Film Festival (2008)

Expresión en Corto Film Festival (2007)

XXV Festival de Cine de Bogota (2007)

XXIII Festival de Cine Latinoamericano, Concurso Arcoiris TV (2008)

Additional Screenings

Istituto Italo-Latino Americano, Roma, Italia (2007)

Instituto Cervantes, London, UK (22/11/2007)

El Cinematografo de Barranco, Lima, Peru (23 y 30/07/2007)

Muestra de Cine Peruano UNA MIRADA AL SUR, Barcelona, Spain (17/07/2008)

Clermont Ferrand Short Film Market, France

Ten under Ten, Short films showcase at the Austin Film Society, Texas, USA

Claroscuro Showcase, Lima, Peru

Reviews

Hablando de Documental – Vivir es una obra maestra, del documentalista Mauricio Godoy

Paginas del Diario de Satan, a blog by Peruvian film critic Ricardo Bedoya

University of Texas Documentary Center (includes trailer)

Austin Chronicle

Rudy Torres Blog

Cinencuentro, Revista Digital de Cine

Blog del Espécimen Suburbano

Expreso Newspaper

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