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Cardón cardinal

Country: Spain
Year: 2020
Duration: 38'
Direction: Patricia Esquivias
Cinematographer: Antonio Ballester Moreno, Oscar Clemente, Patricia Esquivias, Cristina Rocha Novoa, Jorge Yeregui
Editor: Oscar Clemente

Cardón cardinal arose from the investigation of an event that occurred twenty-six years ago; the displacement of a giant cactus, a Pachycereus pringlei, seventeen metres high and weighing eighteen tons, from the desert of Baja California to the garden of the Mexican Pavilion for the Universal Exhibition of 1992 in Seville. The cactus was later ceded to Seville City Council and now survives next to the ruins of what was once the pavilion.

Patricia Esquivias

Patricia Esquivias was born in Caracas in 1979 and lives in Madrid. She is a storyteller who explores in her videos and installations how social relations are shaped by symbolic and narrative mechanisms that involve acts of exclusion and destruction. Taking as a starting point events, characters, cultural objects, popular culture phenomena, archival images or unnoticed stories, Esquivias articulates narratives to question or fictionalise the past.

- Filmography:
Cardón cardinal (2020), Brave wounded blows (2019), A dónde irá veloz (2017), Pongamos que hablo de Madrid (2016), 111-119 Generalísimo/Castellana (2016), Folklore III (2015)

World premiere

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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