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International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra
27.03-01.04.23
Pamplona
Iruña
International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra

14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
ADYNATA


Country: United States
Year: 1983
Duration: 30'
Direction: Leslie Thornton

A formal 1861 portrait of a Chinese Mandarin and his wife is the starting point for this allegorical and experimental investigation of the fantasies spawned in the West about the East, particularly that which associates femininity with the mysterious Orient. Adynata presents a series of oppositions-male and female images, past and present sounds-which in and of themselves construct a minimal and fragmentary narrative, an open text of our imaginations, fears and fantasies.
Festivals
Manheim Film Festival
Athens International Film Festival
Rotterdam Film Festival

Leslie Thornton

Leslie Thornton began developing her unique insights regarding technology and ethics at a very young age. She first studied filmmaking at the State University of New York at Buffalo, then at MIT. Her film and media works have been exhibited worldwide, in venues including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Centre George Pompidou, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, among many others. She was the only woman experimental filmmaker included in Cahiers du cinema's "60 Most Important American Directors" issue.
Filmography
Adynata (1983)
Peggy and Fred in Hell (1985)
Peggy and Fred in Kansas (1989)
There
Wa san Unseen Cloud, Moving (1988)
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 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
Partners
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
NAPAR
Radio 3
Golem
Filmoteca Española
Antartika
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
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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