Wednesday, September 26, 2012
|7:00 p.m.||Paraguayan Hammock|
Paz Encina (Paraguay, 2006)
In Person/Paz Encina
Natalia Brizuela is an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley.
UPDATE: Paz Encina was denied a visa and so will not be in person.
Following the screening, we will play a recording of Encina interviewed by
Brizuela and Ivett López Malagamba via Skype.
(Hamaca Paraguaya). Paraguayan Hammock is beautifully balanced between the abstract and concrete. Set in 1935 in a rural area, film is centered on an elderly husband and wife as they wait for their son to return from war. Each recalls conversations with him as they go about their daily chores in a series of meditative, affecting tableaux. “Present blurs with past, life shades to death, and things unseen haunt the melancholy shadows, delicately cast, in this entrancing Paraguayan clearing” (New York Times).
• Written by Encina. Photographed by Willi Behnisch. With Ramón Del Rio and Georgina Genes. (78 mins, In Guaraní with English titles, Color, 35mm, From Stadtkino, with permission Slot Machine)
A Wind from the South
Paz Encina (Paraguay, 2012)
(Viento Sur). A memory is recalled. (23 mins, Color, 35mm, From Filmes do Tejo)
Total running time: 101 mins
Presented with the support of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Office of the Dean of Arts & Humanities, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, and The Arts Research Center, all at UC Berkeley.