Year2022 Duration65 min. Projection formatminiDV to DCP ColourColour Languageno dialogue DirectorJulius Richard Tamayo

World première

"If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book." Apocalypse 22:18-19 / "We are blind before the Apocalypse." Günther Anders


This film is a year of life and lasts just over an hour. The film-maker, by creating layers of images and layers of sound, condenses time and experience. He makes a film that is like his own tattooed body: superimposed texts and images, past decisions that remain indelible on the present, changing body. We could say the director, in filming and editing, crystallises a year. Or perhaps creates an alter out of what is filmed. On this altar there are candles and a thousand other flames: the sun, the lava of a volcano, a crematorium, bonfires and more. Moreover, it is all seen as if, in some way, it were fire: moving, changing, hypnotic, born out of what it consumes. The film-maker creates an altar and on it intones a prayer or an incantation for the family, for loved ones. Yes, perhaps it's this, an incantation to escape from a terrible year, from an ongoing apocalypse. Or perhaps not. It's difficult, and probably unnecessary, to fit a film that escapes and reinvents itself as it goes along into a box or a feeling. A film that in reality is made to be seen but also to be listened to an, even more, to be seen while listening to the music, for the image to be sound and the sound image, and so that in the end both sound and image become touch.

Pablo García Canga



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Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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