Other gems 2021
Clemente Castor

FANTASMA, ANIMAL
GHOST, ANIMAL

Mexico / 2021 / 16’
World Premiere

Clemente Castor
A white drone moves through a corridor whose walls seem to be liquefying into a digital ooze. A metallic voice, perhaps that of the drone, questions the reality of what it sees. An old man draws and redraws the same line. Through the window, we see a city in the raw, naked light of day. Then we’re flying over a city, maybe the same one, through the turbid diaphanous rays. Between these shots, the eye adapts to the different visual regimes, circulates between frames, animated, manipulated, programmed, drawn, or recorded. What is the truth in each of them?
(Nathan Letoré)

Technical sheet

Original Version : English.
Subtitles : English.
Script : Clemente Castor.
Photography : Miguel Escudero.
Editing : Clemente Castor.
Sound : Thomas Becka.
Casting : Ernesto Legorreta.
Production : Verónica Posada (Salón de Belleza), Andrew Martín (Salón de Belleza), Kim Torres (Salón de Belleza).
Distribution : Alejandra Villalba (Salón de Belleza).
Filmographie : Príncipe de Paz (Prince of Peace), 2019. Resplandece (Glow), 2017.

INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR

Director

Clemente Castor

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