KARELIA: INTERNATIONAL WITH MONUMENT

DOLBY STEREO, 90MIN, HD, 2019

Participants:  Pankrat'ev Family and Katherina Klodt

BBVA Multiverso Art Centre. November Program (España, 2019)

Rotterdam International Film Festival. Official Selection "Voices" (Nederland, 2019).

FICUNAM, Festival Internacional del Cine de la UNAM. "Atlas" Program (México, 2019).

PlayDoc Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Tui. Offical Selection (España, 2019).

Festival Internacional de Cine de Montevideo. "Human Rights" Program (Uruguay, 2019).

Art of the Real at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center (EEUU, 2019).

D'A Festival de cinèma d'autor de Barcelona. "Directions" Program (España, 2019).

"Young Jury" Award at IsReal Festival Internacional de Cinema Documentario, Sardinia (Italia, 2019).

Cineteca Matadero Madrid. "Andrés Duque" Retrospective (España, 2019).

Atlantida Film Festival - Filmin "Andrés Duque" Retrospective (España, 2019).

Festival Internacional de Cine Documental FID Marseille. "Histoire de Portrait(s)" Program (France, 2019).

Best Feature Award and DOCMA Award in Alcances - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Cádiz.

(España, 2019).

Festival Cinespaña, Toulouse. Official Selection (France, 2019).

DocLisboa International Documentary Film Festival. Official Selection (Portugal, 2019).

Cuarto Cine Helsinki - Orion Theater (Suomi, 2019).

Filmoteca de Valencia - October Program (España, 2019).

VIENNALE International Film Festival - Official Selection (Österreich, 2019).  

Fotonoviembre Biennal "Myths of the Near Future", TEA - Tenerife (España, 2019).

Festival Internacional de Cine Cámara Lúcida - Official Selection. Cuenca (Ecuador, 2019).

Mar del Plata International Film Festival - Panorama Section (Argentina, 2019).

Festival Internacional Cineuropa - Official Selection. Santiago de Compostela (España, 2019).

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The film explores the mysterious forests of a remote territory on the Finnish-Russian border, an idyllic setting where shamanic magic and the historical trauma of Stalin’s purges intersect. With his expressive, inquisitive camerawork and a deliriously idiosyncratic approach to montage, Andrés Duque  observes local customs, plays with children in the woods, and follows the fraught efforts to commemorate the purges’ forgotten victims, creating a wild, hallucinatory portrait of a place that still bears the traces of ancient folkloric custom—and the wounds of the past.

Produced with the support of 2017 Multiverso Grant for Video Art Creation, BBVA Foundation.