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BAFICI 2012: THE SEARCH FOR EMAK BAKIA BY OSKAR ALEGRÍA (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado In “La Casa de Emak Bakia”, the filmmaker’s purpose seems to be to capture the search of the house which inspired Man Ray’s short Emak Bakia, filmed in 1926. Alegría moved to Biarritz, near the Spanish frontier, with just some photos, investigations about the short film’s name and the house in…

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BAFICI 2012: 10+10 -VARIUS (ENG)

for desistfilm: Lea Liotine I anticipated this film with the highest expectations, not only because it was a potpourri of twenty-five minute shorts by many established and emerging Taiwanese directors, including the master himself Hou Hsiao-hsien, but also because it was commissioned by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of…

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BAFICI 2012: BESTIAIRE BY DENIS COTÉ (ENG)

For desistfilm – Catherine Jessica Beed In the opening sequence of Bestiaire, three artists sketch a doe, slowly revealed to be dead and stuffed. The differing ways they focus on recreating the animal, one outlining, one laying the foundation for texture over form, initially coaxes a thoughtful introspection, that each of us in one moment…

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BAFICI 2012: GERMANIA BY MAXIMILIANO SCHONFELD (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado Germania, Maximiliano Schonfeld’s first feature film, describes the last day of two adolescent brothers, Lucas and Brenda, in a small German settler village located in Entre Ríos, an Argentinian province. Before moving and abandoning the farm where they live together with their mother, they are portrayed in a routine of work…

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BAFICI 2012: L’AGE ATOMIQUE BY HELENA KLOTZ (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado Directed by the debutant Héléna Klotz, L’Age Atomique is a brief film that boards one of the most recurrent topics of independent cinema: adolescence and its digressions. Two boys riding a train to Paris appear on the scene. Alcohol and Red Bull, quotes to rock lyrics, music bands and poetes maldits:…

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BAFICI 2012: LAT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA BY THOMAS ALFREDSON (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One in, 2008) is Tomas Alfredson’s third film and the first one I saw of his filmography. It deals with Oksar’s history, a 12 year old kid lost in thought, who cuts murder news out of newspapers and is physically abused by a bunch…

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