At the beginning of this year, CINEMATEK in Brussels will be hosting a run of films from the last edition of the Punto de Vista Festival. Between 18 and 20 January, CINEMATEK, the Royal Belgian Film Archive, will screen a selection of titles from the Official Section of Punto de Vista 2018 which will include four programmes consisting of the latest films by Kevin Jerome Everson, Jorge Jacome, Jonathas de Andrade, Rosalind Nashashibi, Margaux Guillemard and Deborah Stratman, several of whom were awarded prizes by the jury. Of all the films, perhaps the most noteworthy are ‘Young & Beautiful’ by Marina Lameiro, winner of the Audience’s Prize for the Best Film, and ‘Flores’ by Jorge Jacome, which was awarded both the Punto de Vista First Prize for the Best Film and the Youth Prize for the Best Film.
Along with films from the Official Section, the Belgian Film Archive will also be screening other programmes which were shown at Punto de Vista 2018, such as 'Things Said Once', an interdisciplinary encounter on the documentary on and off the screen presented by the artist and writer Esperanza Collado; 'Correspondencias', which invites viewers to conceive the possibility of an exchange of letters through film to create imaginary dialogues; 'Poner el Cuerpo’, a look at more corporal cinema, opening a dialogue between the contemporary and historical work of certain directors; and 'Nuevas Resistencias Post 68', two programmes which, after May 1968, incite reflection on how to reinvent the language of protest.
The programme will also include a workshop on cinema curatorship organised by CINEMATEK and Instituto Cervantes with the participation of María Palacios Cruz (LUX), Marta Selva (Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones), Sara García (Play-Doc) and Garbiñe Ortega, artistic director of Punto de Vista.
So, Punto de Vista will be inhabiting CINEMATEK for a weekend which it is hoped will coax viewers to compose their gaze differently and think about reality collectively in order to learn how to transform it.