VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

88:88

V' 15

88:88

Isiah Medina
Kanada, 2015
Fiction, 65min, OF

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88:88

Isiah Medina
Kanada, 2015
Fiction, 65min, OF

Actors: 
Anne Valencia
Myles Taylor
Erik Berg
Eliza Bronte
Avery Medina
Screenplay: 
Isiah Medina
Sound: 
Isiah Medina
Kieran Daly
Camera: 
Isiah Medina
Nic Kriellaars
Alexandre Galmard
Editor: 
Isiah Medina
Composer: 
Alexandre Galmard
Kieran Daly

Production: 
Quantity Cinema
World Sales: 
Quantity Cinema
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

The first feature by Canadian experimental filmmaker Isiah Medina is an explosive digital diary dealing with ideas about time, love, philosophy, poverty, and poetry, all erupting within a densely layered montage that is as formally rigorous as it is emotionally raw. A convulsive video collage of fragmented footage – of notes, sketches, reality, and reenactments – shot on various formats (including the RED camera, mobile phones and 16mm), 88:88 depicts Medina and his friends trying to make sense of life's chaos and confusion in down-and-out Winnipeg. Equating a sudden power outage with a rapid editing cut, the film progresses by way of a mathematical pattern of construction/deconstruction/repetition, creating a poetic, disjunctive tempo that ambitiously mixes late Godard, hip-hop freestyling, and Greek and French philosophy. (Andréa Picard)

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