Present Imperfect

Presente imperfecto

Argentina, 2015, 15’

directed by: Iair Said

written by: Iair Said

cast: Iair Said, Katia Szechtman, Vladimir Durán, Agostina López, Marcelo Szechtman, Esteban Lamothe

cinematography: Julián Ledesma

edited by: Flor Efrón

producers: Laura Huberman

production: Laura Cine, Gale Cine

festivals and awards: 

Cannes Film Festival 2015

It's Martin's birthday. A puzzling gift will make him think about how he perceives himself and how others perceive him. A gift is something that its giver sees as the reflection of the person it is given to. But what happens when that mirror – that gift – reflects a distorted image that its recepient does not want to see? A call from an unknown number, flirting with a salesgirl, finding the cake knife – all these become impossible tasks for Martin, who feels the pressure of yet another summer in the city.

Iair Said was born in  Buenos Aires in 1988. Director, casting director and actor. His directorial debut 9 Vaccines won the Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Short Film at the Abu Dhabi FF and the Best Short Film Award at BAFICI – the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival. Present imperfect was screened in the official competition at Cannes.