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AKA SERIAL KILLER Masao Adachi festival de cine 2024

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Masao Adachi | 1969 | 86′

AKA: Serial Killer was the film that defined the “landscape theory” for which he is credited as one of the founders: the radical Marxist theory

2 Channel Land
Frank Sweeney| 2022| 15′
2 Channel Land’ is a north-western docu-fiction film exploring the history of analogue signals spilling across the borders of Ireland and Britain


All Still Orbit
Dane Komljen| 2016| 23′
‘All Still Orbit’ links together two apparently unrelated moments in the construction of Brasília: the dream by an Italian saint used to justify its creation and a small city built by the workers constructing
Dane Komljen y Gianna Scholten | 2023 | 26′
Projekt depicts the site of the International Trade Fair in Lagos as a transhistorical conglomerate of different perspectives by becoming itself a space of encounter and collaboration.
Fantasy Sentences
Dane Komljen y Gianna Scholten|2017| 17′
In a serene meditation on image-making and the slippery nature of storytelling, Dane Komljen ominously mingles anonymous home video footage with images of contemporary Ukraine’s desolate landscapes.
A Space Exodus
Larissa Sansour| 2008| 5′
A Space Exodus quirkily sets up an adapted stretch of Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey in a Middle Eastern political context.
Nation Estate
Larissa Sansour| 2012| 9′

Nation Estate is a 9-minute sci-fi short film offering a clinically dystopian, yet humorous approach to the deadlock in the Middle East. 

In vitro

Larissa Sansour| 2019| 28′
In Vitro is a 2-channel Arabic-language sci-fi short filmed in black and white. It is set in the aftermath of an eco-disaster.
In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain
Larissa Sansour| 2016| 29′

In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics.

As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night
Larissa Sansour| 2022| 21′
As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night presents a single aria is performed by Palestinian soprano Nour Darwish
Sofía Peypoch | 2023| 15′
The body travels into the night. The shadows produce voids in the memory and there the losses are practiced. The body observes itself while it portrays and represents itself; the camera is the body
Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich y Simone Leigh | 2022 | 24′
A tribute to the work of Black female artists, fusing filmmaking and sculpture into a poetic study of the manual labor that goes into making art.
Luiz Fernando Carvalho| 2001| 171′
São Paulo, 1940s. Pedro is on a mission to win back his brother André. André's estrangement is due to a domineering father, an overly affectionate mother and Pedro's jealousy of his father's favouritism.
Dane Komljen y Gianna Scholten | 2023 | 12′
Micki tries to numb her heartache. In vain. Cassi becomes real.Like two homopolar magnets charged with their traumas, they do not find each other this time either.

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