‘Cemetery - Carlos Casas’
Screening & Conversation with the director
After a devastating earthquake, Nga, an old elephant, and Sanra his mahout are about to embark on a journey to find the mythical elephant’s graveyard. A group of poachers are secretly following them. They will die one after another, under mysterious circumstances and spells, while the spectator will become the only protagonist, on an audiovisual journey into the cemetery and beyond.
“Cemetery is an exploratory film divided in three parts, three visions and three ways of understanding audiovisual experience. (...) The first part is mainly focused on the voice, and the elephants’ sonic world, the second focus is on natural sounds, and the third will be music. (…) This second part is a collaboration with sound recording artist Chris Watson. And a collage of sounds from different locations around the world, a collision of field recordings from the most amazing locations and places.” (Carlos Casas)
Carlos Casas (b. 1974, Barcelona, Spain) is a filmmaker and artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual arts. His films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world.
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- English Sinhalese
- Subtitles: English
(FR/UK/PL/UZ, 2019, 85', DCP)
The screening is organised in partnership with SIC (SoundImageCulture).
The conversation with the director (in remote mode) will be moderated by Stoffel Debuysere (Courtisane Festival).