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THE CENTRAL REGION
Reconversão


Country: Portugal
Year: 2012
Duration: 65'
Direction: Thom Andersen
Production: Curtas Metragens CRL

Shooting format: HD video

Spanish premiere

Sinopsis

Reconversão portrays 17 buildings and projects by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura, accompanied usually by his own writings. Souto Moura has the last word: "If there is nothing there, I invent a preexistence."

Technically, Reconversão combines the crudeness of proto-cinema with the hyperrealism of digital cinema, bringing us back to the ideals of Dziga Vertov. Shooting only one or two frames per second and animating the images, in the manner of Muybridge, produces greater resolution, although not necessarily a greater sense of reality, and brings attention to the movements of water and vegetation that generally pass unnoticed."

Festivals:

  • 2012 Curtas Vila do Conde festival
  • 2012 Vancouver film festival


Bio

Thom Andersen

Thom AndersenThom Andersen has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. In the 1960s, he made short films, including Melting (1965) and Olivia’s Place (1966). In 1974 he completed Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, an hour-long documentation of Muybridge’s photographic work. In 1995, with Noël Burch, he completed Red Hollywood, a videotape about the filmwork created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist. In 2003 he completed Los Angeles Plays Itself, a videotape about the representation of Los Angeles in movies. It won the National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival, and it was voted best documentary of 2004 in the Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll. This film was included in the retrospective Thinking form, in 2007 Punto de Vista film festival. In 2011, Punto de Vista presented in Spain his last film, Get Out of the Car.

Selected filmography:

  • Get Out Of the Car (2010)
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
  • Red Hollywood (1996)
  • Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1967-1974)
  • Olivia’s Place (1966)
  • Parallaxis--for Eadweard Muybridge (1965)
  • Melting (1965)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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