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CEMETERY

Carlos Casas | France, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Poland | 2019 | 85 min.
O.V in English and Sinhala subtitled in English and Spanish

The jungle surrounds us, we are immersed in the greenery and sounds of the thicket, we can hear and almost feel the approaching rain. Carlos Casas builds an immersive sensory experience that walks us to a mysterious and mythical place: an elephant cemetery. There, the protagonist animal with its caretaker, and the hunter that stalks them, head for the centennial. Arising the sense of being in a wiser organism than us, the ecosystem itself plays its role in an adventure film that moves with slow wisdom, and in which, as in the films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an unfathomable enigma is glimpsed.

Direccition: Carlos Casas
Cinematography: Benjamin Echazarreta
Editing: Felipe Guerrero
Sound: Chris Watson
Cast: Sinharaja, S.A Senevirathne, Warna Sandeeya, Wayne Bamford, Tony Lourds, Yashodha Suriyapperuma
Production: Krzysztof Dabrowski, Saodat Ismailova. Elena Hill, Olivier Marboeuf,
Production Company: Map Productions, Ami Artist Moving Image, Spectre Productions, La Fabrique Phantom, Etnograf

CARLOS CASAS

Carlos Casas (1974, Barcelona, Spain) is a filmmaker and artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual arts. His films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world, like the Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, FID Marseille, etc... his work has been exhibited and performed in international art institutions and galleries, such as Tate Modern, London, Fondation Cartier, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, CCCB Barcelona, GAM Torino, Bozar Bruxelles, among others. His latest film Cemetery premiered in FIDMarseille, where it won two awards.