The filmmaker Mario Sabatoauthor of films such as “The Power of Darkness” and son of the renowned writer Ernesto Sabatodied this saturday at 78 years old In Buenos Aires city. The news was confirmed by diego valenzuela, mayor of Tres de Febrero, where the director lived years ago; and then his own family asked that flower arrangements are not sent.
“With deep sorrow, the Sábato family, his wife Elena, his children Guido, Luciana, Mercedes and Juan They communicate that today in the morning, in the City of Buenos Aires, Mario Sabato would pass by ”, established his inner circle through a message.
Mario Sábato: “My father was crazy and he had fun with me”
In the statement, they announced that the remains of the filmmaker They will be veiled today at Ohiggins 2842 first floor from 18.30. Through his social networks, the musician Guido Sabato also made a publication to say goodbye to his father: “Have a safe trip to infinity, dad. You gave us everything, you will always be in our hearts.”
in your account TwitterValenzuela wrote: “We fired Mario Sábato, much more than “ernesto’s son”. A creative, committed filmmaker and intellectual guy”, recorded the community chief about the youngest of the sons of the author of “El Túnel” and “Abbadón el Exterminador”.
During his career, Mario directed fifteen feature films. Among them are “The Power of Darkness”, based on report on the blind, a fragment of the novel “On Heroes and Graves” that his father wrote. His debut came with the work “And what a patatín… and what a patatán” and also “Los coupes bajos” (1974), “Superagentes y titanes” (1983), “The adventures of the Parchís” (1982) and ” To the heart” (1995).
As a screenwriter, in some films he played the pseudonym of Adrian Quirogasuch as “La fiesta de todos”, a documentary and comedy film about the 1978 World Cup.
His latest film dates from 2010 and is entitled “Ernesto Sabato, my father”, where the filmmaker sought to pay homage to the famous writer. in the documentary reunion old family moviesmany of them unpublished, and testimonies from important figures such as the former president Raul Alfonsinsinger mercedes soda and the journalist Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu.
The director himself allowed his best film was “India Pravile” (2003)black humor film that tells the story of Enrique, a retired film director, and touches on themes such as art and suicide.
Although he has recently retired from the world of cinema, Mario will be active on his social networks, mainly on Facebookfrom where they shared images of their daily life, moments of their intimacy and some reflections.
The memory of his father, Ernesto
In 2011, days after the death of the writer, Mario spoke with PROFILE to transmit the first memories that came to him about his father. I have the feeling that he had fun with me: He was crazy, capable of making me throw from the kindergarten for the pranks that prevented the teacher from giving classes,” she commented.
Regarding the issues that the CONADEP president and author of the “Nunca Más” report paid the most attention to, his son told NOTICIAS years later: “Everything affected him. And very intensely. It got very bad with the issue of poverty, hunger; that children, in a country like ours that produced food, would starve. Evil, resentment, injustice made him very bad.”
Meanwhile, he highlighted his humor that “things began to improve” in his personality when “the grandchildren arrived.” And he stated: “In me I formulated a reaction formationas psychologists call it, I am the complete opposite in many things, prudently”.
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