Jan 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Following the screening, a discussion with co-director Aleksandra Kulak will be led by Pamela Cohn.
In Salamanca time stopped two hundred years ago, when the first Mennonites came to Mexico in search of their place on the Earth. Here everything is predetermined, and lives of the descendants are repeating lives of their ancestors. The private story here is only a part of family history, and one man’s destiny tells us about any other one. While the hero of the film recalls his childhood in search of the right answer to the most important question of all his life, days, months, and years slowly go by in Salamanca.
IDFA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM, 2015
SELECTION AND AWARDS :
ARTDOCFEST FILM FESTIVAL 2015, RUSSIA (SPECIAL JURY PRIZE), 2015
HOTDOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, 2016
DOCPOINT HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016,
GIFF GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016,
CIFF 12TH CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016,
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MESSAGE TO MAN, RUSSIA (DIPLOMA «FOR A FILM ABOUT DIFFICULTIES OF A PERSONAL CHOICE»), 2016
ÂNÛÛ-RÛ ÂBORO FILM FESTIVAL, NEW CALEDONIA (THE BEST MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM), 2016
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LISTAPAD, BELARUS (THE BEST DOCUMENTARY MOVIE), 2016
el Ensamble Ferroeléctrico de Marte
30 min. preceding the program
41 min., 2015
Scenes of family life in stylized black-and-white, accompanied by the voice of a man looking back on his youth in a deeply religious Mexican community.
Aleksandra Kulak is from Vitebsk, Belarus. In 2015 she graduated from Saint-Petersburg University Culture and Arts. Specialty – documentary photography and filmmaking . Since 2014 she’s been a student at the Moscow Film School on the department director of photography.
“Christmas” short documentary, together with Ruslan Fedotow, 2014
“Didn’t see didn’t do” feature short, DOP (dir. Rostislav Smirnyagin), 2014
“Ok Good” documentary musical, 2015
“Salamanca” mid-length documentary, together with Ruslan Fedotow, 2015
Pamela Cohn is a filmmaker, writer, programmer, and documentary consultant currently based in Berlin
Ensamble Ferroeléctrico de Marte a musical and performance art duo from Argentina links notions of musicology and luthiery with some canons and archetypes derived from the most orthodox and fundamentalist esoterism. The result is a series of ideas impregnated with a primitive philosophy of Nature, where each musical note reveals at the same time a definite animal origin, a planetary influence or regency, a statue that sings, a simple distorted echo or just the mere shadow Of ancient totemistic musical forms. This combinatory gave rise to the Ferroelectric Assembly of Mars, a group of anonymous musicians with orchestra aspirations intervened with iron masks and musical instruments that by their form look like animals, weapons, both at the same time.
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