A comprehensive retrospective of the work of filmmaker José Celestino Campusano: the ultimate insider portraying the conflicts and contradictions of the working class in Argentina today.
Films in ‘José Campusano’
El arrullo de la arañaJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 78′
Simón, the owner of a hardware store, humiliates and constantly controls his four employees. Through this universally recognisable situation, Campusano paints a portrait of microscopic power exerted in the realm of labour without forgetting about other forms of abuse directly related to history.
FangoJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 107′
Two friends decide to form a 'tango-trash' band. The woman of one of these friends is kidnapped by the leader of a female gang, bringing consequences in its aftermath. This all happens in the precarious urban regions surrounding the European-like city of Buenos Aires; in these areas everything resembles the universe of Western films.
El sacrificio de Nehuén PuyelliJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 87′
Unjustly accused and imprisoned for murder, a Mapuche medicine man is sent to a penitentiary in the tourist resort of Bariloche. During his imprisonment, he establishes a bond of trust with another inmate who is close to being released. Using these two motifs, Campusano sets in motion a tale about power, racism and class struggle.
Brooklyn ExperienceJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 60′
A minimalist, choral tale in which several characters typical of indie American films issue a collective statement on an era and its politics. The register is essentially maximalist − everything is shown in 360 degrees, establishing an aesthetic possibility which could be called the 'expansion of the field'. VR experience!