sábado, febrero 27, 2010

Luis Ospina Director In Focus

Luis Ospina en Londres.

Saturday 13 March 2010, 1-9pm
43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Colombian filmmaker Luis Ospina has been directing films for over 40 years. His documentary work has focused on the exploration of the genre as a subjective one in which fiction and non-fiction intermingle.

By resorting to humour as a strategic language to communicate the contradictions inherent in a society structured according to the heritage of colonial hierarchies (which are forcibly racist and elitist), Ospina together with Carlos Mayolo, was able to reflect on his situation as an outsider in the scope of the stunted Colombian film industry, but also, in the even larger scope of the society that generated it.

For more information, please see PDF attached.


Session 1: 1.00-2.30 pm

Cali as the scenario: Mayolo-Ospina Films

Oiga vea by Carlos Mayolo and Luis Ospina, 1972, 27”, 16 mm transferred to DVD, colour
Cali: de película by Carlos Mayolo and Luis Ospina, 1973, 14', 35 mm transferred to DVD, colour
Agarrando pueblo (The Vampires of Poverty) by Carlos Mayolo and Luis Ospina, 1978, 28', 16 mm transferred to DVD, black and white and colour

Session 2: 2.45-4.15 pm

Andres Caicedo: unos pocos buenos amigos by Luis Ospina, 1986, 86', video, colour

Session 3: 4.30-6.30 pm

Un tigre de papel by Luis Ospina, 2007, 114', video, colour

Q&A: 6.30-7.45 pm

with Luis Ospina, chaired by Rory O’Bryen

The programme of screenings has been organised by Catalina Lozano in collaboration with Luciana Martins (CILAVS, Birkbeck, University of London) and the Colombian Embassy in the UK.


1 comentario:

link wheel dijo...

Glorious info here. This fascinating post made me smile. Possibly should you throw in a couple of footage it would make the whole thing more interesting. Anyway, in my language, there are not much good source like this.