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November 10 @ 18:00

Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square,
London WC1H 0PD

A young Chilean woman lives exiled in Montreal. She is a filmmaker. Day after day, she makes a film, a journal, in which documentary, fiction, and her subjective perception of reality fuse with each other, lend vigour to each other, thereby creating a new, original and highly personal Cinematographic language. It’s a diary of this exile, told from the angle of daily life, where details of no apparent significance gradually take on a disproportionate importance.

This film screening is part of the film screenings series Chile50: Politics & Aesthetics, curated and organised by the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia (FIC Valdivia). The selected films invite us to reflect upon the challenges of memory and memorialization and the relation between aesthetics and the political. With a focus on materiality (bodies, photo-cameras, various urban or rural landscapes) and a strong emphasis on subjectivity, each of these films also allows us to dwell on the various methodologies of visual representation and the subtleties of the affective worlds and symbolic horizons they explore in their particular genre. Questions about archival practices, fiction and testimony, intimacy and state violence will guide the conversation with the respective directors who will be joining us remotely for each of these screening events.