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Retrospective: FLYING
Retrospective: <i>FLYING</i>
In 2017, Punto de Vista is once again including a retrospective that will serve as the Festival’s narrative backbone.

After Oskar Alegria took over as Artistic Director the key concept was ‘Islands’ (2015). After a hiatus that almost ended in demise, the Festival came back stronger, like an island surrounded by many other festivals. Isolated from its terra firma counterparts, which screened more mainstream films, Punto de Vista stood apart, clinging to its singular programme.

In 2016, on the occasion of Punto de Vista’s 10th anniversary, the key concept was ‘Time’, with the idea of celebrating the evolution of the Festival (and film in general) through the years. The Jean-Daniel Pollet retrospective pointed at the same idea: how to trap a ticking clock into a film.

In 2017, the theme for the retrospective will be ‘Flying’. It will refer not only to man’s desire but also to birds, the composition of air, everyday life in airports, how astronauts feel, the acrobatics of springboard divers, the mesmerising power of clouds, the sheikhs’ passion for falcons, man’s attempts at being a winged creature, news from air walkers, and so on. A theme illustrating the Festival’s narrative and aesthetics and offering endless possibilities for poetry and visual impact. 

The Festival’s poster is in harmony with this idea, showing a blackcap and the caption ‘Flying’. Unlike the images of the past editions, which were photographs authored by someone with no connection to the Festival itself, the 2017 poster shows a design without an author, where no image has been fabricated. It shows a blackcap and the caption ‘Flying’. The poster is the result of chance: the bird crashed against a window in the Festival’s designer’s office. This incident gave rise to a question: Where is an image born? Is it always in our minds? Or is it from an object that exists outside our heads? If it is the latter, do we go to them or is it rather that images find their way into us?

In this case, the answer is self-evident. It is reverse flight, from the image to the imagination – the move against the tide that is a hallmark of Punto de Vista. Right from the beginning, we have embraced alternative roads and made way for unexpected realities. 

Read more about the Punto de Vista 2017 poster


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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
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Filmoteca de Navarra
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Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
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Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
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Navarra, tierra de cine
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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
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