We put in dialogue films from different times and places, films that question their own limits and in that gesture open new paths. Edgar Pêra and Michael Pilz are our invited directors. In a tribute to Luis Ospina, we present his last work side by side with films that confirm he’ll linger on films by other filmmakers. We show the restored print of the crucial Nazaré, Praia de Pescadores in a session with live music. There’s a focus on Egyptian female directors from the last 50 years, the return of filmmakers we’ve been following, such as Boris Lehman, Paula Gaitán and Martin Verdet, and the screening of Rocío, a film that is still banned in Spain. Finally, several programmes discuss the notions of body, resistance and listening, among others.
OCT 28 / 6.30 pm, Culturgest – Small Aud.
In Gargaú, director Bruno Ribeiro visits his grandmother in the Brazilian hinterland. A ridiculous, mysterious journey. Martin Verdet returns to the home of poet Franck Venaille, whom he filmed for the first time in 2015. Venaille is now but a ghost, a presence remembered through his voice, his objects, the room that loses its limits as the poems take over memory. Two films about returning—to a home, to a body, to a past and to a future.
Outtakes is almost entirely made of shots and leftovers of shots discarded in the editing of the film Rocío that were found at the Spanish Cinematheque in 16mm negative film rolls with no sound. In 1982, Rocío was censored and not allowed to be screened in its original version in all of Spain in an unheard-of and paradigmatic sentence. Outtakes evokes this unique case and calls for the (re)discovery of Vergara’s extraordinary unum opus.