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‘Le Temps Perdu’ Director Maria Alvarez to End Trilogy About Art and Old Age With ‘Close’ (Exclusive)

‘Le Temps Perdu’ Director Maria Alvarez to End Trilogy About Art and Old Age With ‘Close’ (Exclusive)

Following 2017’s “Las Cinéphilas,” about retired women who go to the cinema every day, and this year’s “Le Temps Perdu,” which just had its world premiere in IDFA’s feature-length documentary competition, Argentinian director Maria Alvarez is already developing the third part of her trilogy focusing on elderly people.

In “Close” (“Las Cercanas”), which will see her reunite with producer Tirso Diaz-Jares, she will focus on the Cavallini sisters: identical twins now in their nineties. She admits that the trilogy wasn’t exactly planned. “I was writing a fiction film about my sister and me,” Alvarez tells Variety. “One day I noticed these two ladies. Months later, I saw them again. I discovered they were twins, and that they never married or had kids because of their decision to perform together as pianists. They lived in a small Buenos Aires apartment, with their piano, and I realized that reality has surpassed fiction.

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