Jun 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm
La Vida En Común
With Ezequiel Yanco
“…Ezequiel Yanco translates the transition to adulthood into images and poetry, somewhere between reality and play, a singular space is sketched out: that of a place created to artificially bring together the autochthons of neighbouring villages, that of the history of a country that like a backdrop carts away with it the conquest, the expropriation or the genocide of peoples established on courted territories. Most often leaving adults out of the frame, the filmmaker interweaves History with small stories, to trace the contours of complex identities: adolescents evolving between the ancestral and the future, between archaism and modernity. In a virtuoso movement which is formally reminds of fiction, Yanco, who is a historian himself, delivers a sensual film that is full of grace.”
We’re delighted to join hands with Cinema Tropical to screen Ezequiel Yanco’s wonderful film La Vida En Común! Join us in the UNDO LEAN-TO for an evening of cinema and conversation. Ezequiel Yanco will be in attendance for a conversation following the screening.
La Vida En Común
70 min., 2019
A puma stalks the community. Hunting is a rite of passage and the older boys want to kill the puma. But Uriel chooses a different path.
Pueblo Nación Ranquel is a modern camp built in the middle of the desert. With a futuristic design, the twenty four concrete tents recreate the ancient indigenous settlings. This is the place where the ranquels from nearby cities moved to. It is a community’s origin, and the origin of a scenography that is also the protagonist of this film.
Ezequiel Yanco was born in 1976. Is a historian and filmmaker based in Buenos Aires. He received a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in History from the University of Buenos Aires, and an MFA in creative writing from NYC University. He co-edited Desconfiar de las imágenes (Caja Negra, 2013), a book that compiles a selection of Harun Farocki’s articles. His filmography includes his feature film Los días (2012) and his second film La vida en común that had its co-world premiere at Visions du Réel and BAFICI. It has been programmed in Viennale, Camden International Film Festival, DocLisboa, Frames of Representation, and Art of the Real among others. The film received several awards, including Best Documentary at the Biarritz Festival. His films are produced by Isoi Cine, the production company he founded. He is now working in his next two feature films: Glory of the woods and Science Fiction.
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