FoR SHORTS #2
A programme of three short films + Q&A with filmmakers Luis López Carrasco, Pilar Palomero and Madi Piller in attendance hosted by Gonzalo De Pedro
Dir. Luis López Carrasco, Spain, 2017, 23 mins
Tesa Arranz, a key figure in the 1980s Madrid scene and the lead singer of the Zombies, has painted over 500 portraits of outerspace creatures. Combining the singer’s paintings with the memories of her youth, her poems and diaries, Aliens depicts an emotional landscape in Spanish history where happiness, nightmarish experimentations and alienation walked hand in hand.
'ALIENS depicts an emotional landscape in Spanish history where happiness, nightmarish experimentations and alienation walked hand in hand.'
Dir. Pilar Palomero, Spain, 2017, 15 mins
Horta is a collage of the filmmaker’s hometown and an engaging portrait of family grief. Here, geographical and emotional landscapes intersect as the protagonist experiences the inextricability of her personal history and the multilayered landscape of her ancestral home.
'Horta is the experimentation of the passage of time in oneselfand the honest expression of a loss.'
Dir. Madi Piller, Canada, 2017, 26 mins
Traveling through the highlands of Peru, an artist follows the path her grandfather took in 1925, from Lima to Cusco. The vast, silent territory of the Andes is the backdrop for her moving and astute reflections on identity and belonging.
'Evincing formal echoes of Bruce Baillie, Madi Piller’s Untitled, 1925 is a personal, experimental travelogue that traces the voyage of Piller’s grandfather through the highlands of Peru.'
Q&A with filmmakers Luis López Carrasco, Pilar Palomero and Madi Piller in attendance hosted by Gonzalo De Pedro
Gonzalo de Pedro is a film critic, programmer and University Professor. He regularly writes for Rolling Stones and is the director of the online Festival Márgenes.