Four friends meet on a remote estate to create a cinematic re-enactment of three iconic works that embodied the social and artistic revolution of 50 years ago: La Chinoise (1967) by Jean-Luc Godard, Inextinguishable Fire (1969) by Harun Farocki and the performance Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants) (1972) by Ana Mendieta.

For the follow-up to her intriguing debut, Leones (2012), Jazmin López once again opts for a suggestive location, a living backdrop for dreams and phantoms. The estate in all its faded glory symbolises the privilege of these young artists who gather there to discuss the meaning of their activist examples. Carmen, the project's initiator, is overwhelmed by feelings and thoughts about her ex-lover, Valentin, whom she cant get off her mind.

In long takes, the mobile camera explores the rooms of the estate, where the boundary between acting and being seems to dissolve. López also uses the spatial dimensions of the location to condense time and link Carmen's subjective and objective realities. During the artistic process the friends undergo and between the lines of their cerebral conversations, this gives rise to a mysterious, deep exploration of the complex mourning of lost love.

Screenings

  • Wed 29 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
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  • Thu 30 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
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  • Thu 30 Jan Pathé 5
    With Q&A
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  • Fri 31 Jan Pathé 3
    With Q&A
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  • Sat 1 Feb Cinerama 1
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International title
If I Were the Winter Itself
Filmmaker
Jazmín López
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Argentina
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
92’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Jazmín López
Sales
Jazmín López
Writer
Jazmín López
Cinematography
Rui Poças
Editor
Jazmín López
Cast
Clara Trucco, Rafael Federman, Martín Shanly, Laila Maltz, Gianluca Zonzini