José Celestino Campusano may well be the ‘anarchist’ of contemporary Argentinian cinema. His grassroots films are made with low budgets, non-professional actors and a refusal to conform to any strict film-consumption formula. His production company is named Cinebruto (brute cinema), which is a clear clue to his vision: no sugar-coating, no glamour nor fetishisation but rather a direct, searing truth that speaks through the pure, unmediated presence of his protagonists, as well as his locations. Campusano seems to possess the antidote of rawness that our increasingly plastic world needs.
This Big Talk will be moderated by film critic Roger Koza.
Tuesday 30 January 2018 (17:00-18:30) - Hilton Le Jardin