Edgardo Cozarinsky is a writer and filmmaker. He is best known for writing Vudu urbano.
In 1974, in the turmoil of political agitation and imminent repression, he left Buenos Aires for Paris. There he embarked into filmmaking that falls roughly into two categories - fiction films and "essays", mixing documentary material with a personal, even private reflexion on the issues raised by the material. The most distinguished of these is ''La Guerre d'un seul homme'' , a confrontation between Ernst Junger wartime diaries and the French newsreels of the occupation period. At a time when the arts' departments of several European television networks were willing to support such ventures, Cozarinsky was able to develop this approach in a series of very original works.
From that date, also, he started spending most of the time in Buenos Aires with regular but short stays in Paris. His impatience with a settled, recognized persona led him to investigate other creative areas. He wrote and directed a play (Squash), the mini-opera Raptos (Raptures), both in 2005, and he appeared on the alternative stage together with his GP, Dr Alejo Florin, in one of Vivi Tellas' "documentary theater" ventures -Cozarinsky y su medico. In 2008 he started work on the libretto for a chamber opera with the musician Pablo Mainetti - Ultramarina, based on motives from his own novel El rufian moldavo (The Moldavian PImp).
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