Altiplano de Malena Szlam

Bicentenario + Altiplano

Pablo Álvarez Mesa, Malena Szlam
2018 - Experimental - 43 + 15 min

Double bill


Bicentenario + Altiplano

Cinéastes cœur à cœur

country:
Canada, Colombia
Canada, Chile
language:
Spanish
No dialogues
subtitles:
English

As part of our Cinéastes cœur à cœur series, we have invited Pablo Álvarez Mesa, director of Bicentenario, to select one of his favourite films from the contemporary Canadian cinema repertoire. He has chosen Malena Szlam’s Altiplano. The films will be presented as a double bill on Wednesday, June 22nd at 8:30PM. The screening will be followed by a discussion between the filmmakers.

 

BICENTENARIOPablo Álvarez Mesa, 2020. Two Hundred years after Simón Bolívar’s liberation campaign in Colombia, Bicentenario retraces Bolívar’s journey across the Country, searching for his ghost still present in the contested territory. Creatively intersecting the traditions of landscape film, oral traditions, and political essay, Bicentenario cinematically reveals the collision of history and myth inscribed on the territory of what would become an inevitably failed state — the Great Colombia.

 

ALTIPLANO — Malena Szlam, 2018. Filmed in the Andean Mountains in the traditional lands of the Atacameño, Aymara, and Calchaquí-Diaguita in Northern Chile and Northwest Argentina, Altiplano takes place within a geological universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts, and coloured lakes. Fusing earth with sky, day with night, heartbeat with mountain, and mineral with iridescent cloud, Altiplano reveals a vibrating landscape in which a bright blue sun forever threatens to eclipse a blood-red moon. Watch the trailer.


You might also like

Bleu soir


Session d’écoute: Hana:Fleur avec An-Laurence

An Laurence offers a collection of introspective pieces, delicate or bittersweet, to feed our nostalgia and open our hearts.

Learn more

Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal dans Paper Moon de Peter Bogdanovich

Bleu soir


Paper Moon

After meeting a newly orphaned girl, a con man, who may or may not be her father, is enlisted to deliver the girl to her aunt in Missouri. Shortly after however, the two realize that together they make an efficient scam-artist duo.

Learn more

Harriet Andersson dans SUMMER WITH MONIKA de Ingmar Bergman

Bleu soir


Summer with Monika

A girl and boy from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair are forced to return to reality. A sensual and ravaging tale of young love.

Learn more

Cinéma Public,
a cinema on the move