EN - Dora García intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance into Second Time Around (Segunda Vez). This staged documentary orbits the figure of Oscar Masotta, a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s, whilst not being a biopic about him. Masotta's ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and art (happenings and dematerialised art) changed the artistic landscape of 1960s Buenos Aires preceding the dictatorship and with it the end of the avant-garde. The original title, Segunda Vez, comes from a story written by a contemporary of Masotta's, Julio Cortázar, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina.

NL - Dora García verweeft politiek, psychoanalyse en performance in Segunda Vez. Deze geënsceneerde documentaire gaat over Oscar Masotta, een centraal figuur in de Argentijnse avant-garde van de jaren '50 tot '70, zonder een biopic te zijn. Masotta's ideeën over psychoanalyse, politiek en kunst veranderden het artistieke landschap van Buenos Aires voorafgaand aan de dictatuur. De titel Segunda Vez is ontleend aan een gelijknamig verhaal geschreven door Masotta's tijdgenoot Julio Cortázar, die het klimaat schetst van psychose en onzekerheid omwille van de verdwijningen tijdens de Argentijnse dictatuur.


Title Second Time Around
Original title Segunda Vez
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Experimental
Genre Experimental documentary
Year 2018
World première / first public presentation 2018-07-10


Photography Vincent Pinckaers
Editing Simon Arazi
Sound Laszlo Umbreit
Music Jan Mech & "Unexpected Places" by Alton and Hortense Ellis performed by Anna Gratacós (Madamme Mustash)

Technical specs

Running time film 94'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo & 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Tabakalera, LUX and Independent Cinema Office, Image/Mouvement CNAP, FIDLab, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, KASK School of Arts


2018: International Competition - FID Marseille (FR)

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Last edited on 1 August 2018

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Director Dora Garcia
Producers Marie Logie
Writers Dora Garcia

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