Fact and fiction mingle in a remarkably detailed film essay that utilises fascinating split-screen images to reveal how small elements in everyone's life are accidentally linked to major events in cultural history. Filmmaker and critic Daniel V. Villamediana tries to get a grip on hidden memories of Spanish kabbala using his family's Jewish history. He utilises the complex structure of a Hebrew text as the basis for a new cinematic language. Stories of diaspora, exile and exodus from family history meld with Spanish history in which heterodoxy, freedom and rebellion were always threatened. Villamediana lives in Germany and his films seek out cultural idiosyncrasies. Using his contemporary reality, the German context and this era, he manages to open history up to dig down to obscured memories.

International title
Cabbale Cannibal
Filmmaker
Daniel V. Villamediana
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Spain, Switzerland
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
63’
Language
Spanish
Producer
David Epiney, Eugenia Mumenthaler, Daniel V. Villamediana, Luis Miñarro
Production Company
Alina Film
Sales
Alina Film
Writer
Daniel V. Villamediana, Madalina Stefan
Cinematography
Daniel V. Villamediana
Editor
Daniel V. Villamediana
Sound Design
Alejandro Castillo
Music
La reverencia, Divina Mysteria
Website
http://www.alinafilm.com