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I Cinema Seminars:

Sculpting in time

– 24th september 2022 –

Analysis of the treatment of time in cinema is complex, since there are numerous elements that come into play in its elaboration, from filming to editing. In order to approach this essential element of the language of cinema, participants with different profiles took part in the conference, allowing for different perspectives on its treatment and how it shapes the character and sensitivity of filmmakers.

Master class: José Manuel Mouriño on Andréi Tarkovski

José Manuel Mouriño is a researcher, teacher and filmmaker. He has a PhD in fine arts from UVigo and is the representative and coordinator of the Andréi Tarkovski International Institute in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. In 2015 he published Escritos de juventud de Andréi Tarkovski and more recently Andréi Tarkovski y El Espejo. Study of a Dream.

Conversation: time and cinema. Andrea Morán and Daniela Urzola

In this meeting these two professionals shared their vision of different filmmakers with special attention to the treatment of time in cinema. 

Andrea Morán is programmer of Filmadrid and part of the editorial board of Caimán, Cuadernos de Cine. She directed the short films Espin: Historia de un regalo fallido, Norah and Yo siempre puedo dormir pero hoy no puedo

Daniela Urzola is a film critic. She graduated in Law at the University of Cartagena (Colombia) and in Art History at the University of the Andes. In 2020 she gained a master’s degree in film criticism at ECAM. She currently contributes to Caimán Cuadernos de Cine and is a member of the editorial board of Mutacións magazine.

Online Round Table: the rhythm and temporary realities that allows editing

Film editing professionals shared experiences about their work, focusing on the details of the way time is dealt with in film narrative. This meeting was moderated by Diana Ramahí and featured film editors and filmmakers Carolina Astudillo, Ana Pfaff and Diana Toucedo.

Meeting: Oliver Laxe and Ángel Suanzes

Ángel Suances led this conversation with the Galician filmmaker Oliver Laxe. We reviewed his filmography, focusing on the treatment of time in his work.

Oliver Laxe made history in 2019 by becoming, along with Víctor Erice, the first Spanish filmmaker to be selected at Cannes with his first three films, and the only one to win awards in all his participations. His latest film, O que arde, has been shown in the main festivals of the season, such as San Sebastian, Toronto, Tokyo, London, Melbourne, Mar del Plata and New York, winning numerous awards.

Screening of Zerkalo by Andréi Tarkovski

We closed the first of these cinema seminars with a screening of Zerkalo (1975), one of the most representative works of the russian filmmaker.

Tarkovski is the director with the most defined theoretical vision of time as a means of emotional expression. His essay Sculpting in Time is the inspiration for the name of the 2022 conference. Zerkalo is not only a masterpiece of cinema, but also constitutes the autobiographical artistic legacy of one of the most influential filmmakers in history. It is a film that delves into the emotional springs and memory – whether faithful or tragic – that define the man behind the artist.