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En español

LOCARNO 2017: MIRADAS SUBTERRÁNEAS Y GENERACIONALES

Por Aldo Padilla 

En los últimos 4 años Locarno ha premiado a 3 de los directores más arriesgados de Asia: Lav Diaz, Hong Sang-Soo y este año a Wang Bing, y a pesar que el premio mayor de un festival no siempre sea un parámetro para definir la calidad de la programación, el hecho de que los ganadores sean tan variados y arriesgados en sus estilos (el tejedor del tiempo, el indagador de las relaciones humanas y el observador de la China profunda) demuestra el eclecticismo del cual Locarno es sinónimo.

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Courtisane

COURTISANE 2017: HOW DOES IT MEAN? – JACQUES RANCIÈRE AND DISSENT!

by Tara Judah

Courtisane, as a festival, far more than most, creates its fiction with all the skill and care that curation ought. The films are selected – not for their timeliness or premiere status, but for their ability to engage and provoke curiosity – and are shown in the hope of sharing something as simple yet powerful as “notes on cinema”. The notes, with all the hallmarks of great fiction, are quite simply an invitation to inquiry.

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CPH:DOX

CPH:DOX 2017: BITTER MONEY BY WANG BING

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

It seems that with each consecutive documentary, Wang Bing gets closer to narrate the real experience of human drama in rural China. In Bing’s camera, his country becomes a hostile environment which must be dealt head on, a rural and urban labyrinth to be traversed by these disenfranchised citizens, who seem to abandon any possibility of true hope to deal with the cruel reality of raging capitalism and its consequences.

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