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10 September 2020
19:30–21:30

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Théo Court's film Blanco en blanco is one of the films which won an award at the New Holland International Debut Film Festival. The film participated in the festival's main competition and won the Jury Award. Garage Screen will host the Moscow premiere of Blanco en blanco, which previously won the Best Director award at the 76th Venice Film Festival's Orizzonti program.

In the early twentieth century, photographer Pedro (played by the outstanding Chilean actor Alfredo Castro) arrives in Tierra del Fuego to capture the marriage of an influential landowner. But the wedding keeps getting postponed, so Pedro, fascinated by the beauty of the bride-to-be, breaks the rules and finds himself face to face with the land, which is inextricably tied to violence and the genocide of indigenous peoples. The starting point for Théo Court's second feature was the photos of massacres of the native Selk'nam people. The director, who is also a photographer by training, styled his hypnotic anticolonial message to resemble the photo art of the early twentieth century. In the slow, mostly static shots of this film, which is clearly imbued with Kafkaesque motifs, Russian audiences will recognize a kinship with the early works of Alexey Balabanov, especially his film Of Freaks and Men.

The screening is in Spanish with Russian subtitles. 

Blanco en blanco
Director Théo Court
Spain, Chile, France, Germany, 2019. 100 min. 16+

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival is a platform for new and daring cinema whose mission is to support original creative expression and to amplify new voices internationally. The festival was established in 2019 in St. Petersburg. It was marked by a large-scale three-day preview, during which over 50,000 people visited New Holland Island. The president of the festival is Alexander Rodnyansky, the program director is Alexey Artamonov, and Andrey Kartashov is the curator of the short competition. The festival is organized by the team of the New Holland: Cultural Urbanization project.

tickets

Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*

BUY TICKETS

 GARAGE cardholders: 175 RUB**

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance

Transitory Parerga: Access and Inclusion in Contemporary ArtIssue 01 of The Garage Journal

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