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S(8) MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFÉRICO 2021: LA MECÁNICA DE LA LUZ

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Imaginemos un escenario ficticio -o quizá un delirio febril- en el que las vibraciones lumínicas a escala cuántica cargan consigo alguna especie de verdad difusa, que los intersticios entre la fragmentación de la luz cinemática ocultan verdades que descubrimos a través de la sinapsis cerebral, la concatenación de imágenes fijas en la eterna ilusión del movimiento. Godard afirmó que “el cine es la verdad a 24 cuadros por segundo” y me pregunto si en estos intervalos deleuzianos, o en las declaraciones de Godard, se encuentra la clave para descubrir lo que le es inmanente al cine: luz, oscuridad, fragmentación, concatenación, periodo, espacio, verdad.

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FELIPE ESPARZA: “WITHOUT ENIGMA THERE’S NO FASCINATION”

By Monica Delgado

The work of young filmmaker Felipe Esparza is one of the most stimulating in current Peruvian cinema. Although to date Esparza has directed short films, such as the Espacio Sagrado series (2016), Laguna Negra (2020) or The old child (2021), in them he has been demonstrating the configuration of a particular world based on careful sound work and in the construction of spaces and characters from a point of view that identifies peculiarities and sensibilities from the relationship with nature and the gods.

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OBERHAUSEN: ABOUT SHORT FILMS IEVA AND MEMORIES (MINNEN)

By Monica Delgado

Within the international competition of Oberhausen International Festival, I was able to watch two remarkable short films, which from their particularities ,address female characters in atypical situations, as constructions, that is, as imaginary designs of ideal prototypes , which are seen in the impossibility of a “must be”: the fiction Ieva, by filmmakers Vytautas Plukas and Domas Petronis, and the documentary Memories (Minnen) by Kristin Johannessen.

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JANIE GEISER: “I LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN WORK THAT ALLOWS MY CURIOSITY TO GET IN PLAY”

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

I would like to recover some words with a previous exchange with Louisiana-born artist Janie Geiser, which aptly reflect on how I still feel about the work of this wonderful American experimental filmmaker, author of masterpieces of collage cinema such as The Red Book (1994), Ghost Algebra (2010), Valeria Street (2018), Reverse Shadow (2019), among many others. Janie also works in installation and performance with expanded cinema and puppets, and co-created Automata, an experimental film and puppet theater in Los Angeles.

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MIDBO 2020: TRES FILMES DE BEN RIVERS

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Etnografía de ciencia ficción. Esta vuelca de tuerca con la que Ben Rivers realiza sus documentales de ficción, desestabiliza lo fundamental del documental etnográfico, creando un desbalance que se despega de la mirada antropológica, de la observación mediada, para crear un nuevo instrumento de registro que propone más de lo que observa. Los tres trabajos de Rivers fueron parte de la sección Más allá de lo real y del seminario Presente perfecto: cine documental especulativo, en la reciente edición Midbo 2020.

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FREEDOM OF BODY AND SOUL: TWO FILMS BY CECILIA BENGOLEA AND CHRISTELLE LHEUREUX

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Two 2020 films I saw which were decidedly different from one another but shared a common element that made them exceptionally good and drove me to write a piece about them (in this series of impossible dialogues between films I am planning to do) were the dance/coreography documentary Shelly Belly Inna Real Life by Argentinian filmmaker, dancer and choreographer Cecilia Bengolea and 80,000 ans, a dreamlike split screen film by Christelle Lheureux.

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LIMA ALTERNA 2020, PUENTES: HER NAME WAS EUROPA DE OJOBOCA, MS SLAVIC 7 DE SOFIA BOGDANOVICH Y DERAGH CAMPBELL

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

¿Bajo qué premisa tendemos puentes entre dos obras que no parecen entrelazarse en un diálogo simbiótico? Es la principal duda que queda flotando en el aire luego de la experiencia de ver MS Slavic 7 y Her Name Was Europa, dos filmes decididamente interesantes bajo sus propias pretensiones de representación, pero parte de dos discursos enteramente distintos.

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MAYA DA-RIN: “WE NEED TO START QUESTIONING THE EUROCENTRIC FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE INHERITED”

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa and Mónica Delgado

Winner of the FIPRESCI prize at Locarno 2019 with A Febre, brazilian filmmaker Maya Da-Rin has been exploring different aspects of Latin American identity towards post-colonial influence, and the intimate dynamics of fluid borders between different countries in the region. We spoke to her about her movement inside different genres and formats (installation/documentary/fiction), her ideas on post-colonialism and identity, and the reality of the Bolsonaro Regime in Brazil.

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