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My Mexican Bretzel

Nuria Giménez Lorang
Spanien 2019
74min
engl. Text
V'20

Paris, Barcelona, New York, New Orleans. Skiurlaub in den Alpen, Badeurlaub am Meer. Ein großes Haus, schicke Autos, ein Motorboot. Da geht es offenbar jemandem gut. Und zwar Vivian Barrett, die dieses Leben mit ihrem Mann Léon lebt und ihre Gedanken – garniert mit Weisheiten des Gurus Kharjappali – in Tagebuchaufzeichnungen offenbart. Nur: All diese Leute gab es nie. Giménez hat einen filmischen Prozess umgekehrt und in MY MEXICAN BRETZEL kein Drehbuch bebildert, sondern sich zu den Urlaubsfilmen ihrer Großeltern die Geschichte der leicht gelangweilten Society-Lady ausgedacht. Found Footage einmal anders – ebenso unterhaltsam wie gescheit. (Lars Penning)

In Anwesenheit von Nuria Giménez Lorang.

 

"Lies are just another way of telling the truth", is the opening credo of MY MEXICAN BRETZEL. And from there on in, it is entirely up to viewers to decide what they are looking for in this sound and image puzzle of archival footage. Lies? Or the truth? But how is truth constructed and reconstructed in the art of deception that is called cinema? The opening motto is taken from the works of writer Paravadin Kanvar Kharjappali, and both the end credits and a quick Internet search shed a whole new light on this philosopher-guru who had such a profound influence on the life of protagonist / narrator Vivian Barrett. Barret is a character that emerges from the repurposed home movies shot by director Nuria Giménez Lorang's grandfather in the years following the end of World War II in Europe. Her story is told in subtitles, a recreation of sound and image at once lyrical and ingenious, spoken by a voiceless narrator. A woman under the influence. Is it a coincidence that her husband was one of the founding fathers of a new, subsequently spurned anti-depressant called Lovedyn? A story of absence and female alienation thus emerges. And other stories with it, about the unimagined territories between the personal and the socio-historical. And about love, that is always found in such longings for a paradise lost. (Dana Linssen)

In the presence of Nuria Giménez Lorang.

Nuria Giménez Lorang: MY MEXICAN BRETZEL (2019)

Credits
  • Frank A. Lorang
  • Ilse G. Ringier
  • Nuria Giménez Lorang
  • Jonathan Darch
  • Frank A. Lorang
  • Cristóbal Fernández
  • Nuria Giménez Lorang
Bretzel & Tequila, Avalon Productora Cinematografica

Bretzel & Tequila, Avalon Productora Cinematografica

DCP
Farbe/SW
Di. 27 Okt
20:30
Admiralkino
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Mi. 28 Okt
18:30
Filmmuseum
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Do. 29 Okt
21:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
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