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32 Ratings


Directed by Fernando Birri
Argentina, Italy, 1979
Avant-Garde, Documentary


ORG is a monstrous, three-hour long film that has only been screened extremely rarely since it premiered. The story of ORG is based on an ancient Indian legend, which made by Thomas Mann. But above all, ORG is an experiment in perception that features over 26,000 cuts and some 700 audio tracks.

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Org Directed by Fernando Birri

Awards & Festivals


1979 | 31 August 1979 (Venice Biennale)

It will never be an “easy” viewing, but if one attempts to “feel” rather than “understand,” that viewer might bare witness to something far closer to the lived experience of 1970s Argentina than any narrative picture.
July 25, 2018
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A subliminal collage, a sci-fi epic, an avant-garde restaging of an ancient Indian myth — there’s really no one way to characterize Fernando Birri’s ORG (1979), a kaleidoscopic behemoth of a film.
July 20, 2018
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A hallucinatory deluge of colors, sounds and syncopated reveries, ORG is an onomatopoeic film where the aesthetic and political tensions of a decade coalesce into an unresolved crucible of psychedelic militancy. The cinema of Dziga Vertov and Guy Debord is projected through the canvases of Roy Lichtenstein, social realism is supplanted by a third worldly modernism.
March 06, 2017
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  • tidal waif's rating of the film Org

    "The film took ten years, eight months and fourteen days to complete. Here are some of the mantras of the film, which I used in the programs. Reading: “rigor and madness go hand in hand”, “image magic”,”micro-utopia”, “narrative flash” (English in original),”filmunculus”, “once upon a time”, ” imagófagos” (eaters of images), and, here it says “an ideological fable for polymorphous perverse adults.” These provide some

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