Corsino, by Cole Kivlin / Corsino, por Cole Kivlin

country, year

Spain, 2010

genre

documentary

running time

65′

directed by

Luis Argeo

language

English

subtitles

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synopsis

Corsino was one of the thousands of Spanish children who were uprooted as a result of Franco’s uprising in 1936. In his case, what was supposed to be a temporary destination (the US) ended up becoming his home. It’s the place where Corsino stopped being Corsino Fernández to become Cole Kivlin: a Texan, father of many, amateur writer, and almost an All American archetype who sits on his porch to watch the hours go by. Sixty years later, Kivlin decides to go back to Asturias to find himself again and trace his origins: he vindicates memory not as a way to settle issues with the past but as the only way to understand himself, and ultimately explain himself to others.

about the author

Luis Argeo (Spain, 1975) premiered his first documentary, AsturianUS, in 2006, which was then followed by new documentary projects such as Corsino, by Cole Kivlin (2010) or (ende) (2012), besides other brief audiovisual pieces. All these works have been exhibited in several countries, where they have received excellent reviews, since they propose a very interesting reflection about the emigration processes in the U.S. throughout the 20th century. He also participated in the project 100 Jours http://www.100jours2012.org/ with his film +48 (2012) and has released the films Llende (2013), co-directed by him and Ramón Lluis Bande, and Dan Albert’s Paella (2013), co-directed by him and James D. Fernández.