|2021 EDITION / SPECIAL SCREENINGS|
The special sessions aim to expand the documentary concept beyond film screenings. One-off per- formances, exhibitions and shows which bring the image, the word and live music together.
Punto de Vista will begin with the world premiere of Dardara, a film by the Navarrese filmmaker Marina Lameiro shot during the farewell tour of the rock band Berri Txarrak.
Paisaia brings together the most daring movies from Basque-Navarrese documentary film, recent works that experiment with the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of non-fiction.
René Viénet and Hu Jie give us an example of individuals acting alone, with no financial or logistic means whatsoever, but who, through the sheer strength of their intelligence, have fought the same dictatorship, either in the immediacy of their present (with regard to René Viénet, born in 1944), or in the still valid gravitational force of their past (with regard to Hu Jie, born in 1958).
In his work filmed in Super 8, Jean-Claude Rousseau radically assumed some of the material properties of the format to stamp an ascetic sensuality on the filming, sound and assemblage of his Kodachrome cartridges. His poetry is not born of intellectual reflection but of a contradictory, living process motivated by the encounter with a transforming vision. His first film, presented in this session in a new digitised version which the director himself oversaw, is the very genesis of this process.
THE WORLD WIDE TUNING MEDITATION, POR PAULINE OLIVEROS. SESIÓN GUIADA POR XIMENA ALARCÓN
The World Wide Tuning Meditation (2007) is offered in the spirit of bringing many people together through sharing a simple way of sounding and listening together. Sounding in the way proposed is open to all regardless of experience. Language is not a barrier as there are no words—only vowel sounds that are common to all. Through following the instructions given below there will at first be clouds or clusters of sounds. Eventually the clouds and clusters transform into harmonies with common tones moving through the sound field as tuning takes place on many levels actually and metaphorically.*
THE LETTERS THAT WEREN'T ALSO ARE
Garbiñe Ortega, Artistic Director of Punto de Vista, came up with the idea of creating a collective audiovisual project in which several filmmakers would make a filmed letter addressed to another filmmaker they did not know personally and who was as far as possible from their own cinema. This is how “The Letters that Weren’t and Also Are” was born. Beatrice Gibson, Nicolás Pereda, Deborah Stratman, Lynne Sachs, Raya Martin, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Alejo Moguillansky and Diana Toucedo make this collection of ten short films that find a new dimension when shown together. Their filmed letters are addressed to people as diverse as Jean Vigo, Wes Craven, Chantal Akerman, Chick Strand, Michelangelo Antonioni, Danièle Huillet, Barbara Loden, Nina Menkes, Bette Gordon or Nancy Holt among others. The result is an exciting journey through their affinities, their admiration and their creative processes.