Playback. Ensayo de una Despedida

Argentina in the late 1980s: Catholic, conservative and shaped by a military dictatorship. “La Delpi”, the sole survivor of a group of
transgender women and drag queens, talks about how their shows in basement theatres galvanised the community and helped them in
their struggle against AIDS and police violence. How they healed their wounds with lipstick, playback performances and improvised
stage outfits. And how they invented happy endings for those who were to die. A farewell letter compiled from VHS memories.


  • Runtime

    14 min
  • Country

  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Agustina Comedi
  • Cast

    Marcos García, La Delpi, Martín Shanly
  • Production Company

    Magalí Mérida
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Short Film
  • Teddy Award Winner

    Best Short Film

Biography Agustina Comedi

The screenwriter and filmmaker was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1986. After studying modern literature, she made her feature-length debut, Silence Is a Falling Body, which premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2017. The film went on to be selected by over 50 festivals and won multiple awards.

Filmography Agustina Comedi

2017 El Silencio es un Cuerpo Que Cae | 2019 Playback. Ensayo de una Despedida