Thu 10 September 19:30
Garage Screen summer cinema
In the early 20th century, photographer Pedro (played by the outstanding Chilean actor Alfredo Castro) arrives in Tierra del Fuego to capture the marriage of an influential landowner. But the wedding keeps getting postponed, so Pedro, fascinated by the beauty of the bride-to-be, breaks the rules and finds himself face to face with the land, which is inextricably tied to violence and the genocide of indigenous peoples. The starting point for Théo Court's second feature were the photos of massacres of the native Selk’nam people. The director, who is also a photographer by training, styled his hypnotic anticolonial message to resemble the photo art of the early 20th century. In the slow, mostly static shots of this film, which is clearly imbued with Kafkaesque motifs, Russian audiences will recognise a kinship with the early works of Alexey Balabanov, especially his film Of Freaks and Men.
Spain, Chile, France, Germany
Théo Court, Samuel M. Delgado
José Alayón, Giancarlo Nasi, Marina Alberti, Andreas Banz, María Alejandra Mosquera, Carlos E. García, Eva Chillón
Alfredo Castro, Lars Rudolph, Lola Rubio, Esther Vega, Alejandro Goic, David Pantalón, Ignacio Ceruti, Santos Luis Terrazas Ayca