Joana Pimenta

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PANORAMA: ONCE THERE WAS BRASILIA BY ADIRLEY QUEIRÓS

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

To the point: Adirley Queirós is helping reinvent the “Sci-fi” genre with Once There Was Brasilia. This is by no means, however, a  statement that gives Queirós film the qualification of a “masterpiece”: some scenes feel overly long, and one gets the sense that an equally powerful work could’ve been made in approximately 70 minutes of duration, against the 100 minutes which drag a little bit too much, even for the most seasoned, slow-cinema cinephile lovers. But there is a significant gesture in the political realm that the Brazilian filmmaker articulates perfectly, in this universe of post-apocalyptic intergalactic time travelers which fail to assassinate president Kubitschek, landing in 2016 Ceilandia. 

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New Filmmakers

NEW FILMMAKERS: JOANA PIMENTA

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Joana Pimenta, from Lisbon, is a teacher in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard and a filmmaker with two titles to her name, the films The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees and the new and exceptional An Aviation Field, right from her experience in the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab. We caught her a day before her trip to Locarno, to premiere Once it was Brasilia, her last work as a cinematographer, and exchanged some words with her. 

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En español

LIMA INDEPENDIENTE 2017. FRONTERAS DESTRUIDAS: PROGRAMA 1

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

El primer programa de la competencia “Fronteras Destruidas”, dedicado al cine de vanguardia en el marco del Festival Lima Independiente, nos confronta con cinco distintas propuestas que marcan distintas conversaciones acerca del tema del territorio (…)

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