FyrisbiografenThursday, 25 October 17:00
SlottsbiografenSunday, 28 October 11:00
Intro: Chile Now!
Now! is a series of programmes devoted to bringing together new films from regions that otherwise have a hard time reaching our screens. The programmes aim to deal with hot topics and current state of affairs, told from an insider’s point of view.
“The search for an alternate vision of pre-displayed reality brings together seven short films that try to find meaning within the outskirts of Chilean society. Urban landscapes, queer subcultures, and virtual violence are explored through the textures of imperfection. Fictionalised fragments of a possible future meet found footage of adolescent angst and animated digressions. In Chile Now!, we navigate through the different relationships that people have towards the images that they create and those that they cannot control.”
– Elisa Leiva, CinemaChile
MAFI (Film Map of a Country) is a non-profit organization dedicated to documentary recording with the aim of contributing to the audiovisual memory of the country and encouraging social reflection based on images.
Alexa is raising money to have gender reassignment surgery. Bastian is learning to deal with his drag alter ego. Alfonso is a young student from a poor neighborhood who wants to go up in the world. This documentary is a reflection about the body, the city, and the segregation that is exerted upon them. It is a story built from fragments of three friends’ everyday lives that they share on Snapchat.
There is a civil arrest of a teenager, who is accused of stealing a phone. A mob surrounds the young man and some curse and beat him, some defend him. The police don’t show up. Ariel has to decide which side he is on.
NOT EVEN THE MOST PHILOSOPHER ANT
The world is in ruins. After a new world war, living conditions have become extreme and humanity has become accustomed to its misery. Anonymous characters, the ants of a society in decline, reflect on the sad and absurd reality of living in decadent times.
Claudia is a transvestite activist during the day. She studies social work at the university, marches on her own, organizes talks, and uses her body to conquer herself. Claudia knows that despite all the years she has put into her career, she will never be able to be a part of any institution, though she says she doesn’t care. She talks constantly about her mother who, unable to read or write, creates her own perceptions of the world. This makes Claudia search for her own interpretations.