In 1976, after the ideological persecution and prohibition of his songs, Alfredo Zitarrosa is forced to abandon his country, which was immersed in a bloody military dictatorship. From his extensive and unpublished film and audio materials in first person, the film narrates the sorrow of living in exile in a world marked by violence, and interacts with the present, where his family starts to save and rescue these unpublished memories and recordings, influenced by the exile of one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
Dir. Melina Terribili - 82min - 2018 - Argentina - Language: Spanish - Subtitles: English
"The painful plight of exile finds sharp focus in Absence of Me, a poetic but fiery bio-documentary on Uruguayan singer-songwriter Alfredo Zitarrosa" The Hollywood Reporter