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Blanco en Blanco
Blanco en Blanco - White on White (2019)

director: Théo Court

composer: Jonay Armas, Giancarlo Nasi, Eva Chillón
With: Alfredo Castro, Lars Rudolph, Lola Rubio, a.o.

duration: 100 minutes
First Films Native Cinema, Historical, Drama

Official Selection - In Competition

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In the presence of: Théo Court

'Blanco en Blanco' (White on White) is a strong portrayal of an artist's obsessive quest to capture beauty through a camera lens. Mr. Porter, a rich landowning local of Tierra del Fuego insistently calls photographer Pedro (Alfredo Castro) to his island. Upon his arrival, he is greeted by a blanket of snow and Porter's bride, a girl many years Porter's minor, and is requested to photograph her. After weeks on the island, Porter has still not made an appearance and Pedro becomes entranced by Porter's fiancée as he continues to search for the perfect way to lay bare her soul on camera. When Pedro's increasing infatuation is discovered by acquaintances of Porter's, he is made to pay for his actions. He is forbidden from framing the human body in its voluptuous flesh, and instead is sent to document the darkest chapter in Tierra del Fuego's history: the mass-murder of the island's indigenous Selk'nam population during the late nineteenth century. Armed with his camera, the photographer becomes an involuntary contributor to the aestheticized remembrance of colonial barbarism.

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Screening dates: Blanco en Blanco - White on White

Kinepolis Gent Wed 9 Oct 2019 22:15 - 23:55 (100 min)
Kinepolis Gent
Special guests: Théo Court (Director)
Fri 11 Oct 2019 22:00 - 23:40 (100 min)
Kinepolis Gent Mon 14 Oct 2019 17:15 - 18:55 (100 min)

Credits

director: Théo Court
screenplay: Théo Court, Samuel M. Delgado
composer: Jonay Armas, Giancarlo Nasi, Eva Chillón
Editor: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Cinematography: José Ángel Alayón

production company: El Viaje

More info

dialogue: Spanish, English
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Spain - Chile - France - Germany
year: 2019

Filmography

THÉO COURT: El espino (2004, short), Sendero (2008, short), Ocaso (2010), Blanco en blanco (2019).

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format: DCP

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