Sometimes what seems out of reach is right within our grasp. Not letting space limit their motion and thoughts, the subjects of these films twist mythical ifs into something we can touch.
Films screened in this combined programme
KairosStefano Canapa, Elisa Ribes IFFR 2017 11′
Shot in enchanting black-and-white 35mm, Elisa Ribes’ choreography invites the Mediterranean sea to dance with her. The forms and rhythms of landscape that emerge appear to respond to her request.
CilaosCamilo Restrepo IFFR 2017 13′
Carried by the spell-binding rhythm of the Maloya, a ritual chant from Reunion Island, Cilaos explores the deep, murky ties that bind the dead and the living.
Ciudad MayaAndrés Padilla Domene IFFR 2017 24′
In Merida, Mexico, science fiction and documentary are probed to deconstruct the contemporary image of Mayan identity.
What Happens to the MountainChristin Turner IFFR 2017 12′
Contemplation on what happens to consciousness while facing death. Soaked in psychedelic colours, our perceptions blur as we’re taken on a long-haul drive into the unknown.
If It WasLaure Prouvost IFFR 2017 9′
A proposal for what a museum could be: kissed floors and massaged walls, a Zumba class in the entrance hall, birds flying in and a huge breast spraying milk.