Riña de gatos

Jairo Boisier
Chile, 24 min
World premiere

In his studio, a painter starts a painting. Outside, his son improvises some graffiti on the walls of the house. Both of them wish to pay tribute to their family cat, which disappeared following a nocturnal fight with another cat. The latter, a black cat, lost an eye, and its owner, a writer and bookseller, comes to bring its news. The former, a white cat, never came home... In 2014, at Visions du Réel, the filmmaker Jairo Boisier presented Big Head, a film that showed with humour and tenderness the dialectic relationship between a painter and his model, a stubborn old dog. This new film is the second part of a trilogy in the making. The form of this dreamy and poetic tale is once again that of a genuine documentary fiction. The confrontation between the two cats is reflected in the artistic competition between father and son, in which they mark their territory, with a crypto-Oedipal scene (the family meal evoking the cat, which was blinded in one eye and resuscitated). Humanity in progress smiles in this subtly funny film.

Luciano Barisone

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Duration
24 min
Year
2017
Country
Chile
Sections
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
Films W/O World Sales
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Spanish
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Javier MarticorenaYassin Velásquez
Sales Contact
Jairo Boisierjairoboisier@gmail.com+33651354297

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