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The I Cinema Seminars brought the experiences of different film professionals to Bueu


This first edition was focused on the treatment of time in the cinema.

The Bueu International Film Festival launched in the 15th edition of this 2022 the new project of the Cinema Seminars, a space for reflection and thought on the art of cinema that brought together in Bueu several professionals from the sector (filmmakers, editors, critics or essayists) in a program centered, on this occasion, on temporality and the role it plays within the cinematographic language.

Under the name ‘I Cinema Seminars: sculpting time‘, a series of activities were carried out that made the audience and all those who followed the event via streaming through the FICBUEU Channel enjoy a special day to the passionate about cinema.

In this way, the person in charge of inaugurating the space was the researcher, essayist and filmmaker José Manuel Mouriño, who is also the representative and coordinator in the Iberian Peninsula and in Latin America of the Andréi Tarkovski International Institute. Mouriño gave a master class on the treatment of time in the work of the Russian filmmaker, considered one of the masters in this aspect within the seventh art.

The morning session closed with a conversation between the film critics of Caimán – Cuadernos de Cine Andrea Morán and Daniela Urzola about different works and filmmakers, analyzing a wide variety of outstanding temporary resources throughout the history of cinema.

During the afternoon, an online round table was held on the rhythm and temporal realities that montage makes possible, moderated by Diana Ramahí. The Chilean director, producer and teacher Carolina Astudillo, the editor Ana Pfaff and the Galician filmmaker and editor Diana Toucedo participated. In the conversation they talked about the usual challenges when working on this aspect.

The penultimate activity featured one of today’s most relevant Galician filmmakers, Oliver Laxe, who participated in a meeting with the journalist Ángel Suanzes. In the talk, Suanzes made Laxe travel through his entire filmography, paying special attention to the evolution of the way in which the director worked this aspect of cinematographic language in each film.

Finally, for the closing of the I FICBUEU Cinema Seminars, the work ‘Zerkalo‘ by Andréi Tarkovski was screened, considered by critics to be one of the most representative pieces by the Russian filmmaker. In fact, the essay ‘Sculpting in time‘ by Tarkovsky is the one that inspired the name of this first edition of a new format that promises even more cinema in the following years.

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