52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival - Costa da Morte


Mar
29
2014

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  • Host Department: Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Date: 03/29/2014
  • Time: 9:15 PM

  • Location: Michigan Theater Screening Room

  • Description:

    The University of Michigan Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is participating in the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival as a community partner for the film Costa da Morte. If you enter this code -  AAFF52_RLL - when buying online tickets, you will get $3 off the advance ticket price ($9 standard)! This screening may sell out in the theater's smaller screening room, so advanced tickets and arriving early are recommended.

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. The 52nd AAFF takes place March 25 - 30, 2014 and presents over 200 films, videos and performances from more than 20 countries with dozens of U.S., N. American and world premieres. For more info: aafilmfest.org/52

    About the Film:

    The Coast of Death has always been to me a mythical place, it captivated me as such. It gradually started taking shape as a real space through the tales of the people. What attracted me most of this place is its relation with the idea of end and death. Its history of shipwrecks gives it a mysterious and dangerous aura. Its inhabitants tell their stories and as a mythical echo reverberating in the air history and legend merge. Their voices breach through new strata of the landscape to shape the collective imaginary of that place and leave us in a timeless space. I sought to relate the vastness of the natural space to the intimate experience of people through a double perceptual distance to the human figure (far in the image close in the sound). Eventually through the deep contemplation of the image we will dissolve in the whole and disappear into the landscape of Costa da Morte. 

    - Lois PatiƱo