Phantom Islands

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PANORAMA: PHANTOM ISLANDS BY ROUZBEH RASHIDI

By Mónica Delgado

If there’s an intention to elaborate a discourse towards this indissoluble dialectic between documentary registry and fiction, through the mise en scene of some dispositives (handheld cameras, subjective points of view, naturalistic shots, presence of the community), Rashidi lets himself get carried by a poetic pretention that ultimately draws upon this confluence of “realities” presented to the camera. The phantom island remains too “materialized” in its intentions and fears.

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