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Miguel Ángel Calderón

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Spain, Peru

No Dialogue

The Oblivion of Mirrors

镜像之遗忘

El olvido de los espejos
2022
Chinese Mainland Premiere

The Oblivion of Mirrors is a film set in the Peruvian Amazon that connects past and present through documentary, fiction and 3D animation. It reflects on the Western gaze and its extractivist practices, particularly the rubber boom of the 19th and 20th centuries. Specters from a tormented past remind us how the region has been historically forgotten and how we tend to see this space as alien.

Shot from a first-person perspective and guided only by the sounds of nature, the film presents an exploration of the jungle from dawn to dusk. The journey is contemplative, similar to the outsider’s gaze filled with desire, which is then subverted by introducing an ethereal presence during the night, proposing propose a visual language based on the contrast between the natural and the artificial, speaking about our ability to forget and our fear to face that which we don’t want to see.

这是一部以秘鲁亚马逊地区为背景的电影,通过纪录片、小说和3D动画的方式将过去和现在联系起来。它反映了西方凝视以及其榨取行为,特别是19和20世纪期间的橡胶热。来自痛苦过去的幽灵提醒着我们,该地区是如何被遗忘在历史的长河之中的,我们逐渐对这个空间感到陌生的过程。影片以第一人称视角拍摄,只有大自然的声音引导,探索了从黎明到黄昏的丛林。这段旅程发人深省,类似于局外人充满欲望的凝视,然后通过在夜间引入空灵的存在来颠覆这种欲望,基于人与自然的对比提出了一种视觉语言,谈论我们已遗忘的能力以及我们面对不愿所见之事时的恐惧。

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