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EDUCATION

LISANDRO ALONSO: CINEMA OF FREEDOM/FREEDOM OF CINEMA

09.11


Maakt deel uit van:  Lisandro Alonso

An initiative of Cinea in cooperation with the Research Center for Visual Poetics of the University of Antwerp.


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In 2014 - already having proven himself (with films such as Los muertos and Liverpool) a master of so-called neo-neorealism (characterized by the blurring of distinctions between fiction and documentary, actor and character, and narrative and observation) - Lisandro Alonso made a bold move in his career with the release of Jauja, a dreamlike fable that proved him comfortable in a register that is tonally very different from his earlier films. What still links Jauja to Alonso’s earlier works, is a penchant for heightened realism - in which he emphasises off-screen spaces and receding backgrounds, through image, sound and narrative - that “builds a bridge between a civilized modern world and an alternate primitive and barbaric world to which the former feels drawn and watches with fascination.” (‘Into the Unknown’, Quintín, Film Comment, September/October 2014). This conference proposes to examine Alonso’s cinema, its specific production context and aesthetic strategies, focussing on its freedom from restrictions of generic cinema (psychological realism, causal narration…).