in the framework of the KINOLATINO festival
In the Mexican village of Milpillas, a family remembers the last day they saw horse wrangler Nando, their youngest. Through a chorus of voices and an exploration of a community's daily rituals, Caballerango (2018) evokes the presence of those who have parted. Premiered at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary film festival, Caballerango offers a magnificent example of contemplative 'slow cinema', with only 37 shots for a duration of 62 minutes.
In Las Nubes (2017), director Juan Pablo González drives through a remote area of rural Mexican countryside to record a daunting testimony of a rancher living under constant pressure from local criminals. The confronting and uncompromising storytelling sets the imagination at work and obliges us to bear witness to the violent reality of everyday life inside a ranching family. González’s skilful approach enhances the experience of this undeniably compelling narrative.
Juan Pablo González is a Mexican filmmaker whose work includes documentary, fiction and experimental films. In 2015, he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His work and collaborations have been screened at film festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, IDFA, Edinburgh, Slamdance, Morelia and Full Frame, among others.
The screening will be followed by a talk with director Juan Pablo González.
Monday 29 May, 20:30 → 23:30
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Subtitles: English