Germany| 2020 | DCP | Color | 80 min | Kamal Aljafari
FRIDAY 2 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 17:00 HRS. | 80 MIN.
TUESDAY 6 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 80 MIN.
Director: Kamal Aljafari
Producer: Kamal Aljafari
Cinematography: Abdeljalil Aljafari
Editing: Kamal Aljafari, Saebom Kim
Sound: Mikael Barre, Gilles Bernardeau, Gabor Riopli, Yannig Willmann, Rob Walker, Kamal Aljafari
Following an act of vandalism, the Palestinian filmmaker’s father decides to install a surveillance camera to record the scenes unfolding in front of the house. Everyday family life, or neighbours going to work. Unusual Summer captures fleeting moments of poetry whereas, in the background, the daily choreography of Ramla, located in today’s Israël, comes to the surface.
Kamal Aljafari lives in Berlin. He works with moving and still images, interweaving between fiction, non-fiction, and art. Kamal’s past films include ‘Recollection’ (2015), ‘Port of Memory’ (2009), and ‘The Roof’ (2006). He was a featured artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (NYC) and was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center. His short film ‘It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus’ premiered at the Berlinale (2019), and his latest film ‘An Unusual Summer’ (2020) was selected at Visions du Réel 2020.
Visions du Réel, 2020 Switzerland