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FICUNAM 2020: WHITE NOISE DE ANTOINE D’AGATA

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Hay una malaise perpetua en esta convulsión de cuerpos agónicos, entregados al abandono, en búsqueda de alimento afectivo, de una especie de plasma que regrese a sus arterias, transparentes bajo la mirada del visor nocturno de Antoine d’Agata.

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PREMIERE: [EN TRE] FUEGO INCESANTE / [IN BETWEEN] RELENTLESS FIRE – IVONNE SHEEN

Un diario de viaje experimental, [En tre] Fuego incesante de Ivonne Sheen explora las posibilidades del territorio como una reflexión del espacio íntimo personal, un espacio de meditación frente a la inherente velocidad del movimiento actual. Estamos contentos de estrenar online su segundo cortometraje.

A personal experimental travelogue, Ivonne Sheen’s [In Between] Relentless Fire explores the possibilities of landscape as a reflection of a personal intimate space, a space of meditation against the inherent velocity of today’s movement. We’re happy to premiere online her second short film.

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BERLINALE 2020: A PROGRAM FOR LATIN AMERICA

By Mónica Delgado

The program 6 of Forum Expanded was particularly interesting for me. And this doesn’t have to do with the quality of the films shown, but the criteria used to select them and group them. Laura Huertas Millán’s Jíibe, Jonathas de Andrade’s Jogos Dirigidos and Ava Vaz’s Apiyemiyekî? were all projected in this sesion, three works that have as a common denominator being solely from Latin America.

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BERLINALE 2020 INTERVIEW: CRISTINA NORD, FORUM DIRECTOR

By Mónica Delgado

In the middle of all her tasks in this edition of Berlinale, curator Cristina Nord, took some minutes to talk with Desistfilm about his new role directing Berlinale Forum, about the 50 years of this showcase, and on some topics of cinephile concern, parity and programming.

Cristina Nord was an editor of the cultural section of the taz. die tageszeitung newspaper in Berlin until 2015. A teacher in Freie Uniersität Berlin, and programmer in Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Duisburger Filmwoche, she was responsible for the cultural southeast Europe program in Brussels Goethe-Institut and realized different investigations about literature and cinema.

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PANORAMA: JESSICA FOREVER BY CAROLINE POGGI AND JONATHAN VINEL

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Travelling around CPH:DOX, Berlinale, IndieLisboa and Toronto, Jessica Forever a strange new creature from Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, a suburban post-apocalyptic sci-fi that follows a group of rebellious young men and her leader, Jessica, in a struggle to keep surviving against a “virtual” totalitarian regime.

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IFFR 2020: ON COLLECTIVY STRAND, A VIDEO ESSAY BY JESSICA MCGOFF

By Jessica McGoff

This video essay was commissioned as part of the Critics’ Choice strand of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, as a response to Janis Rafa’s Kala Azar. The strand’s theme was the notion of collectivity, and the video seeks to think through the possibilities of a collective way of living, of coexistence. Kala Azar is an elusive and textural work, focusing on a young couple who collect animal cadavers for burial. Rafa’s film, and her previous visual work, explores the relationship between animals and humans.

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IFFR 2020: INTERVIEW WITH MALOU REYMANN, DIRECTOR OF A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY

By Gojko Dimic

At last nights’ IFFR world premiere of “A Perfectly Normal Family“, directed by the Danish filmmaker Malou Reymann, the entire cinema gave a standing ovation to the stunning debut feature. This fascinating story follows an 11 year old girl Emma whose entire world suddenly changes its course when her father Thomas tells her and her sister Caro that he wants to become a woman. Now, a story like that has been told many times, a struggle of a transgender person to find acceptance from their family and the world at large.

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PANORAMA: BILL BRAND – AUGUST GARDEN (2019)

By José Sarmiento-Hinojosa

Scattered in seemingly random order, on the screen, we see the light that traverses the “kinetic fields” of Bill Brand’s latest film August Garden. Made for a group exhibition at Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre (Paris), the film accompanies a series of flower ink paintings, carefully made by the artist. Before, in the first seconds, we’re able to see an animation of August Garden 07 (ink and watercolor on xuan paper, 9″ x13″, 2019), which titillates lively for brief moments.  

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