2021, Sat, Jul 31

Anunciaron tormenta

D: Javier Fernández Vázquez, Spain 2020, 87 min | Showing first: Brincando Com O Sol, 4 Min

 | Anunciaron tormenta (film still)

| Anunciaron tormenta (film still)

Anunciaron tormenta/Storm Was Coming

D: Javier Fernández Vázquez, Spain 2020, 87 min, OV with English subtitles

Ësáasi Eweera, one of the last kings of the Bubi people of the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, and a thorn in the side of the Spanish colonial powers, died in 1904 in mysterious circumstances. The film reopens this unsolved case a century later (…). Historical photos and sections of text fade in and out to white, as do moving images of the same places today; crisp digital images rub up against fuzzy film stock. The flowery written records of the Spanish are read out by actors and set against the sober oral testimonies of the Bubi (…). A film as heterogeneous as the documents it draws on: a detective story, an indictment of colonialism and a study of its representation, a swansong to a waning culture, made up of countless chafing textures, like history itself. (James Lattimer)

Showing first:

Brincando Com O Sol/Playing with the Sun

D: Celeste Vargas, Brasil 2003, 4 min, no dialogue

It´s a very warm and sunny afternoon when little Giulia discovers a ray of sunshine on the ground. The ray shone through a tiny opening in the roof. She catches the ray of sunshine and soon the children Giulia, Gigi and Hiago begin to play with the sunlight and the bright spot returns their favor.

Celeste Vargas will be present