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Country: Brazil
Year: 2020
Duration: 8'
Direction: Ana Vaz
Cinematographer: Ana Vaz
Editor: Ana Vaz
Sound: Ana Vaz

16mm, transfer DCP 

Pseudosphinx is the scientific name of the fire-caterpillars soon to become butterfies, or as they're commonly (and auspiciously) called: witches. These butterfy-witches are associated with several myths. Pseudosphinx is at the same time sphinx, meaning inhuman chtonic monstrosity that spells charades; and pseudo, as in artificial, insincere, deceptive, unreal, illusive, mimetic. Pseudosphynx keeps its meaning veiled, like a secret kept by those who save in their retinas the haptic impression of its fight.

Commissioned by: Instituto Moreira Salles, IMS-convida 

Ana Vaz

Ana Vaz (1986, Brasilia) is an artist and filmmaker. Trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Vaz was also a member of the SPEAP (Sciences Po, École des Arts Politiques). Her work has been screened at Tate Modern, Tabakalera, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Cinéma du réel. 

Pseudosphynx (2020), Apiyemiyekî? (2019), Atomic Garden (2018), Olhe bem as montanhas/Look Closely at the Mountains (2018), Há terra! (2016), Occidente (2015), A Idade da Pedra (2013), Les mains négatives (2012), Entre temps (2012), Sacris Pulso (2007)

Spanish premiere 

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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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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