Cemetery

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Cemetery

Carlos Casas
F/GB/PL/Usbekistan, 2019
Features, 85min, OmeU

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Cemetery

Carlos Casas
F/GB/PL/Usbekistan, 2019
Features, 85min, OmeU

Wed
30
Oct
23:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Thu
31
Oct
20:30
Metro, Eric Pleskow Saal
Cast: 
Sinharaja
S.A Senevirathne
Warna Sandeeya
Wayne Bamford
Tony Lourds
Yashodha Suriyapperuma
Screenplay: 
Carlos Casas
Sound: 
Chris Watson
Ariel Guzik
Tony Myatt
Marc Parazon
Camera: 
Benjamín Echazarreta
Editor: 
Felipe Guerrero
Composer: 
Chris Watson

Production: 
Map Productions
Spectre Productions
Armi Artists Moving Image
Etnograf
World Sales: 
Map Productions
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

According to popular myth, when old elephants feel they are about to die, they move away from the herd and travel alone to an ancestral land to end their lives and avoid being a burden on the younger and stronger elephants. Carlos Casas takes this traditional folklore as his starting point and creates an immersive, contemplative, and haunting film centered on this journey. He takes you through the different stages of a trip that becomes more and more “trippy” with the passage of time.
Divided into three segments, it starts off as a more classic observational film and moves more and more into the unknown, not only in geographical terms but also in cinematic ones. In the last part, the whole film is a symphony of sounds and dark images that includes a passage through a storm in the middle of the jungle.
CEMETERY is an unforgettable experience you can only watch on a big screen. This is, of course, a film about memory, colonialism, religion, and traditions passed down the generations, but also a strange type of adventure story, one that happens not in front of us but around us. An adventure for our senses. (Diego Lerer)

In the presence of Carlos Casas.

Carlos Casas: AVALANCHE (2009-heute), End Trilogy: HUNTERS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME (2008), ARAL. FISHING IN AN INVISIBLE SEA (2004), SOLITUDE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2002-05); ROCINHA (2003), AFTERWORDS (2000, K)