Flowers Blooming in our Throats

Year2020 Duration9 min. DirectorEva Giolo PhotographyEva Giolo EditorEva Giolo SoundSimonluca Laitempergher Production Fondazione In Between Art Film, coproduced by elephy. Productor ejecutivo: Leonardo Bigazzi

16mm, transfer DCP

Filmed in 16mm just after the lockdown caused by COVID-19, Flowers Blooming in our Throats is an intimate, poetic portrait of the fragile balances that govern everyday life in a domestic setting. The artist films a group of her friends in their own homes, performing various small actions in accordance with her instructions. Gestures remain symbolically ambiguous, expressing a kind of violence that is not immediately recognizable. A dialogue of gestures, made up of repeated visual sequences where time is marked by the spinning of a small toy top, as unstable and precarious as the balance of a relationship.

Flowers Blooming in our Throats (2020), A Tongue Called Mother (2019), The Taste of Tangerines (2019), A Tongue Called Mother (2019), Gil (2016), Remote (2016), Shattered (2014) 

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Spanish premiere

Eva Giolo

Eva Giolo is an audiovisual artist predominantly working with the moving image. Her work consists of cinematic poems that show a propensity to capture family stories, of her own or of another’s. Using documentary strategies, she paints film portraits and creates a window onto invisible, usually private, interior worlds. Her interest lies in capturing the everyday, the coming-into-being of language, filiation as transmission, learning and teaching as a labour of love. 

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 Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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