One of the highlights of the programme was the “Berlinale Shorts” package, which included the experimental film Ensueño en la Pradera (Reverie in the Meadow) by Esteban Arrangoiz Julien (2017, Mexico) which was the winner of Silver Bear (Jury Prize, Short Film)
FILMS FROM BRAZIL
The film series “Ventos de Rio” presented works by Brazilian artists Katia Maciel and André Parente, which was their maiden show in India. The couple live and work from Rio de Janeiro, teach at the Federal University, and their research has ushered them to the passage of film history, new media and the visual arts, almost en passant.
The programme was curated by Raju Roychowdhury (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
André Parente´s works concern with the substantial questions of the visible. His images, routinely and repeatedly record in real time, slow down meaning, proposition and essence when they tend to skedaddle, as they are circumnavigated more than once until they start to look perplexing, paradoxical and perhaps unaccountable. The confabulated images of ‘Dona Raimunda’, the legendary story teller in Canoa Quebrada, recorded over more than 35 years subverts the subservient condition by understanding the phenomenon of artistic creation as an outcome and essence of the feminine. And the Bressonian hands that possess the physical and spiritual world of ‘The wind blows wherever it wants’, is a homage to the great Master.