Short film program with Eduardo Williams and Sara Eliassen
The up-and-coming Argentinian director Eduardo Williams has become known to an international audience through his feature film The Human Surge (2016). We present his latest short film Parsi (2019), filmed with 360 degree camera and VR technology by young people in Bissau's queer community, along with a selection of older short films. The screening is followed by a conversation between Williams and filmmaker and artist Sara Eliassen. Welcome!
About the film
No es (It isn’t) is a cumulative poem by Mariano Blatt, whose constant writing process extends over a lifetime. The text of the poem, to which verses are added over days, months and years, can cover anything: images, people, memories, landscapes, phrases, ideas, etc. With this list of “what seems to be but isn’t” ringing in its head, Eduardo Williams’s film Parsi finds itself in a perpetual movement through spaces and around people. We are taken in a breathless ride through bustling neighborhoods, from person to person, thrown, dipped under water, rushed from image to image, creating in the process yet another poem which is caressed by, crashes into, and spins next to No es.
About the director
Eduardo Williams (b. 1987, Argentina) studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, before joining Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in France. Williams’ shorts films Could See a Puma (2011) and That I’m Falling? (2013) premiered at Cinéfondation and Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival followed by Tôi quên rồi! (2014) which had it’s premiere at FID Marseille. Retrospectives of his short films are organized, among other places, at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and Lincoln Center in New York. His first feature, The Human Surge (2016), won the Filmmakers of the Present prize at the 69th Locarno Film Festival and was later shown at Toronto International Film Festival - Wavelengths, New York Film Festival - Projections and other festivals.
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