Cities of Gold and Mirrors

  • 9'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2009
The Mexican city of Cancún, founded in 1970, offers a landscape infused with a spirit of anachronism and ruin. While hedonistic young American tourists invoke a contemporary discourse of decadence and decay, the glass-and-steel hotels built upon the physical ruins of the mighty Mayan Empire articulate a historicised vision.

Director
Cyprien Gaillard
Countries of production
United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
9'
Medium
16mm
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Laura Bartlett
Production Company
Laura Bartlett Gallery
Sales
Laura Bartlett Gallery
Screenplay
Cyprien Gaillard
Cinematography
Cyprien Gaillard
Editor
Cyprien Gaillard
Website
http://www.laurabartlettgallery.co.uk/View-Artist/37