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.
El azoteJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 88′
The determination and dedication of a former musician who is now a social assistant in Bariloche – one of the best-known tourist resorts in Patagonia – is not enough to avoid the misfortunes experienced by local youths. This film reveals, without concessions, the picture never presented in the postcards of this town.
VikingoJosé Celestino Campusano IFFR 2018 85′
Vikingo, a man of his word, stands out and shines in the diverse biker community. He helps a stranger, Aguirre, who also loves motorcycles: sufficient reason for Vikingo to offer his loyalty and hospitality. As they live in a time of transitions, they will have to face life-and-death confrontations.
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!