Competition

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LAS POETAS VISITAN A JUANA BIGNOZZI

Laura Citarella, Mercedes Halfon, 90', 2019, Argentina
Directed by Laura Citarella, Mercedes Halfon
Produced by Ingrid Pokropek
Production company El Pampero Cine – Mercedes Halfon
Photography: Inés Duacastella, Agustín Mendilaharzu
Editing: Miguel de Zuviría, Alejo Moguillansky
Sound recording: Valeria Fernández, Marcos Canosa
Sound design: Marcos Canosa
With Martin Rodríguez, Marcelina Jarma, Martín Gambarotta, Graciela Goldchluk, Ana Porrúa

A poet dies, and another one, younger, feels an obligation to promote her work. She is joined by a team of women filmmakers. The films begins with this unusual triangle but, interestingly, it grows into something more complex and subtle than a traditional research project. Predictably, questions arise, but so do revelations and almost clandestine moments of beauty and lucidity, along with a persistent sense of uncertainty that ends up becoming a goal in its own right. Thanks to this unexpected approach, Juana Bignozzi appears in this film in all her glory, invincible and very much alive: the film triumphs.

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NUNCA SUBÍ EL PROVINCIA

Ignacio Agüero Piwonka, 92', 2019, Chile
Directed and written by Ignacio Agüero Piwonka
Produced by Macarena López, Alba Gaviraghi
Production company Manufactura de Películas
Photography: Ignacio Agüero, Matías Illanes, Gabriel Díaz
Editing: Sophie Franca
Sound recording: Carlo Sánchez, Felipe Zavala, Claudio Vargas
Sound design: Carlo Sánchez

The film is the relationship of a filmmaker with the corner of the block he lives on, where a new building has altered neighborhood life in addition to interrupting his view of provincia mountain and The Andes. The situation is narrated in handwritten letters to a young filmmaker who went one day to drop off her first film.

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SUZANNE DAVEAU

Luísa Homen, 119', 2019, Portugal
Directed by Luísa Homen
Produced by João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homen, Pedro Pinho, Susana Nobre, Tia-go Hespanha
Production company Terratreme Filmes
Photography: Luísa Homen
Photographies: Suzanne Daveau, Orlando Ribeiro
Editing: Luísa Homen, Luis Miguel Correia
Sound: Luísa Homen, Giorgo Gristina, Mónica Baptista, Avelino Santolalla

“There is no science, nor progression of thought without love, without passion, without identification, even when we focus on things apparently devoid of life, such as the evolution of a slope or the genesis of a downpour. You could, perhaps, routinely apply a technique with pure objectivity, but under no certainty could you discover something new unless the researcher were fully involved in the topic that he was trying to investigate.” SUZANNE DAVEAU traces the outline of an adventurous woman who traverses the 20th century, right up to the modern day, guided by her passion for investigative geography. The film circles between the innumerable world-spaces roamed by geography and the reserved home-spaces that welcomed her private life.

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VICTORIA

Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth de Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere, 71', 2020, Belgium
Directed and edited by Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere
Produced by Caviar
Photography: Isabelle Tollenaere
Sound recording: Liesbeth De Ceulaer
Sound design: Kwinten Van Laethem
Supported by The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Belgian Tax Shelter for film financing Can-vas

In the Mojave desert in Southern California lies the unfinished city of California City. It was a predesigned city, originally intended to mirror Los Angeles in size and population, but it was never completed. At the centre of VICTORIA stands Lashay T. Warren, who left behind his turbulent past in LA to make a fresh start within this grid of thousands of crumbling streets. VICTORIA is a film evoking a wandering, in which elements of the real and the imagined are interwoven, and in which Lashay T. Warren – like a contemporary pioneer – draws up his own path and leaves behind his mark.