Japón (Carlos Reygadas, 2002)
2t 10m - Spanish language, English subtitles
Kunstarken, Kunstakadamiet i Trondheim (directions below)
Tuesday Nov 14, 7.30PM
Tix 60 Kr (20Kr for KiT Students!)
In collaboration with members of the Mexican community in Trondheim, Kunstakadamiet i Trondhiem is pleased to welcome you to a special screening of Japón as part of the of Mexican Film Festival. This film series was organized in response to the earthquakes in Mexico earlier this Fall, in order to raise funds for resonstruction. All funds will be donated to those efforts organized by Ambulante to help in the reconstruction of communities in Mexico.
The film follows a man going through an acute existential crisis. He leaves Mexico City for the countryside to prepare for his death, staying with an old indigenous widow in her ramshackle home overlooking a desolate canyon. In the vastness of a wild and impressive nature, he confronts the infinite humanity of the widow and oscillates between cruelty and lyricism. His senses become dull, arousing his desires and instincts for sexuality and life.
Still relatively unseen outside of the spanish-speaing world since it's realease, the Carlos Reygadas' first feature provoked high praise among critics and audiences alike, earning him the Golden Camera at Cannes Film Festival and the Critics Award at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival, to name just a few.
The screening will be held in Kunstarken, on the groundfloor of the southwest corner of KiT's building at Innherredsvein 7. Entrance is accessible from the street at the back of the building, immediately beside the intersction of Kirkegata and Gyldenløves gate.
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)