COMING BACK HOME
OCT 24 / 9.15 pm, Culturgest – Small Aud.
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.

OCT 29 / 6.00 pm, Culturgest – Small Aud.

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.

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