*Solar.* 2016. Argentina. Directed by Manuel Abramovich. Courtesy of Manuel Abramovich

Solar. 2016. Argentina. Directed by Manuel Abramovich. In Spanish; English subtitles. 76 min.

Flavio Cabobianco was 10 years old when his messianic message of self-salvation, I Come from the Sun, became a bestseller in Argentina. As Flavio releases a 20th-anniversary edition, first-time feature filmmaker Manuel Abramovich follows him and his family to try to understand the book’s origins and tangled authorship. But Flavio’s escalating attempts to control the film give rise to a compelling tale about the complexities of artistic collaboration.

A Doc Fortnight/Cinema Tropical collaboration

North American premiere

  1. Sunday, February 26,
    5:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a discussion with Abramovich
  2. Friday, February 24,
    7:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a discussion with Abramovich