ghost, animal
fantasma, animal

Mexico | 2020 | DCP | Color | 16 min | Clemente Castor

MONDAY 5 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 18: 15 HRS. | 10 MIN.

SATURDAY 10 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 15:45 HRS. | 76 MIN.

Director: Clemente Castor
Screenplay: Clemente Castor
Producer: Verónica Posada, Andrew Martin, Kim Torres
Cinematography: Miguel Escudero
Editing: Clemente Castor
Sound: Thomas Becka
Production Company: Salón de Belleza, Pergoleros
Cast: Ernesto Legorreta

Synopsis:

A machine that contains a ghost. From two eyes to one eye. The same four limbs. The artificial body. The appearance of things, their incandescence. The light on the screen feels more alive than ever. The satellite guides me. Through a transmutation exercise a human in old age performs a ritual that allows him to deposit his essence in the body of a drone. In the gaze of the machine, a new illusion is reconfigured.

Biography: 

He received a grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) of Mexico to study at the Sarajevo Film Academy in Bosnia Herzegovina, founded by Hungarian director Béla Tarr. He studied Latin American literature at the Iberoamericana University (UIA, in Spanish). Also, he participated in the Mantarraya film workshop, in Mexico City. He is currently studying a masters degree in contemporary art at SOMA, Mexico. His feature film “Prince of Peace” received the award for best Mexican movie at FICUNAM and had its International premier at FidMarseille where it obtained the special mention of the international competition and special mention of Centre National des Artes Plastiques (CNAP). As well presented at the Lincoln Center in NY part of the Neighboring Scenes 2020 program. It was also an official competition at festivals like Viennale, Mar del Plata Film Festival, Márgenes, etc. Also, he works as a contemporary artist and has presented his installations in some independent spaces and in contemporary art museums like Biquini Wax EPS, Queretaro Contemporary Art Museum, Baxter St, NY, Queens L.A., Soma, and others.

Contact:

Clemente Castor info@salondebelleza.mx