LucaLuca en pose
Rodrigo Espina
Argentina, Musical Documentary, 2008
90 min, HDVCam/35mm, Color
Spanish, Italian, and English with English subtitle


Luca is the story of Luca Prodan, a young Italian man educated in Great Britain caught in the frenzy of London’s punk rock scene in the late 1970s, who takes a leap of faith by traveling to Argentina during the military dictatorship just before the war in the Falkland Islands. Here he formed SUMO, a rock band that left its mark on three generations and that, still to this day, remains a legend and an inescapable reference for Latin American musicians.


Mature audiences

Alamo Village, Wednesday April 29, 7 PM

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Rodrigo Espina was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. Initially he studied journalism at John F. Kennedy University in San Francisco, but began to work in film in the 1970s as production assistant and directing short films. He founded two advertising production companies, and in the late 1990s he began making music videos and working for a number of local and international artists as producer, director and screenwriter. Luca is his first feature film.

luca_pProducer: Aníbal Esmoris, Marcelo Schapues
Screenwriter: Rodrigo Espina, Aníbal Esmoris
Cinematographer: Atahualpa Rojas Bermúdez
Editor: Alejandro Soler
Music: SP2 (Giusti-Caparros-Guerra)