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Exploring Nature - Nov 12 to Nov 18

Cenote Kaori Oda

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For her second feature, Japanese filmmaker Kaori Oda, a former student of Béla Tarr, sets out to explore the historical, mythological and anthropological significance of the cenotes of northern Yucatán. Alternating between mesmerizing underwater shots, visits to Mayan villages and testimonials, the film takes a sensory and poetic approach, as far removed as possible from scientific enquiry. Symbols of a perpetual limbo where past and present meet repeatedly, the cenotes as seen by Oda signify the mystery of the world, fascination with the beyond, and the possibility of a relationship with nature based on fear, fascination and respect. An utterly unique audio-visual journey that reconceives the ecological documentary. (Bruno Dequen)

Cenote

  • Country : Mexico, Japan
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Spanish
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 75 MIN
  • Cinematography : Kaori Oda
  • Editing : Kaori Oda
  • Production : Takashi Echigoya
  • Production : Marta Hernaiz Pidal
  • Sound Design : Kaori Oda
Filmography of Kaori Oda :

Conniving (2014)
FLASH (2015)
ARAGANE (2015)
Toward A Common Tenderness (2017)

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