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Flesh

Animated Film
Brazil,
Spain
2019
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Chelo Loureiro, Livia Perez
Camila Kater
Sofia Oriana Infante, Julia Teles
Samuel Mariani
Samuel Mariani
Camila Kater, Giovana Affonso, Flavia Godoy, Cassandra Reis, Leila Monsegur
Camila Kater, Ana Julia Carvalheiro
Xabier Ferreiro, Julia Teles, Luis Felipe Labaki
An animated documentary in five chapters by and about five female personalities. In the leading roles are their own physicality and a multi-perspective view of femininity. Because origin, environment and socialisation – with their occasionally perverted and compulsive side-effects – have a weight of their own. These autobiographical reflections gain depth of focus and impact through the choice of different haptic animation techniques. Vivid, haunting, beautiful.

Nadja Rademacher
International Programme 2019
This Film Is About Me Alexis Delgado Búrdalo

Who is Renata? A charismatic woman behind bars, the femme fatale of a film noir? A lesson about the limits of the depictability of human nature and its secrets.

This Film Is About Me

Documentary Film
Spain
2019
61 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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José Alayón, Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, Irene Borrego, Luis Renart
Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
Manuel Muños Rivas
Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
Francesco Lucarelli
“Who has no house now will not build him one. Who is alone now will be long alone, will waken, read, and write long letters and through the barren pathways up and down restlessly wander when dead leaves are blown.” Renata’s story begins with a recital of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Autumn Day”. Even in this first shot it’s hard to ignore her charisma and the mental cinema begins when the film arrives at the prison. Who is she? What did she do? Did she kill someone? Why? Does she repent? Renata seems too much like the femme fatale of a classic film noir and her restlessness and forlornness are already reflected in the poet’s verses.

In conversations with the director and flirtatious, direct looks into the camera, Renata almost seems to want to be perceived like a film character. Bit by bit, we learn more about this woman and her personality, and about her counterpart who asks the questions. It is a double portrait of the filmmaker and his protagonist, even though the latter will probably never be captured entirely. A lesson about the limits of the depictability of human nature, its games and secrets.

Frederik Lang