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International Feature Competition

Herbaria Leandro Listorti

Using carefully selected archival material and images shot on coloured film, Herbaria devises a surprising dialogue between cinema and botany. These two seemingly distant worlds allow the filmmaker (also an archivist and projectionist) to explore the material ephemerality, as well as the complex work involved in documenting and conserving plants and celluloid film. Enriched by expert opinions, including that of experimental film pioneer Narcisa Hirsch, this work enables a freely rigorous reflection on memory and preservation. Rich in information, Leandro Listori’s second feature is not didactic but expresses itself through the language of cinema.
— Editorial Team

Presented in collaboration with the McCord Museum

competition : International Feature Competition


  • Country : Argentina, Germany
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Spanish, German
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 83 MIN
  • Cinematography : Fidel González Armatta
  • Editing : Leandro Listorti
  • Production : Paula Zyngierman
  • Production : Leandro Listorti
  • Music : Roberta Ainstein
  • Sound Design : Roberta Ainstein
Filmography of Leandro Listorti :

Amsterdam (2008)
Los jóvenes muertos (2010)
Fresno (2014)
Petit Daguerre (2018)
La película infinita (2018)

The film’s journey :

Visions du Réel | World Premiere, Burning Lights Competition Special Jury Award

New Horizons International Film Festival | Pe?na Sala Silver Room Award for Best Film

Pesaro International Festival of New Cinema | First Special Jury Mention

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