Cemetery

3 November, 2020 - 20:00
BOZAR Cinema, Brussels

 

in the presence of Carlos Casas

 

in collaboration with BOZAR CINEMA

Cemetery

Carlos Casas
,
FR, PL, UZ
,
2019
,
colour
,
85'

After a devastating earthquake, Nga, an old elephant and probably the last of its species, and Sanra his mahout are about to embark on a journey to find the mythical elephant’s graveyard. A group of poachers, are following them, a journey of discovery starts and an hypnotizing monologue leads us deep into the jungle on a travel of mourning and reincarnation. The poachers will die one after one, under mysterious circumstances and spells, while the spectator will become the only protagonist, on an audiovisual journey into the cemetery and beyond.

“Cemetery is an exploratory film divided in three parts, three visions and three ways of understanding audiovisual experience. (...) The first part is mainly focused on the voice, and the elephants’ sonic world, the second focus is on natural sounds, and the third will be music. (…)  This second part is a collaboration with sound recording artist Chris Watson. And a collage of sounds from different locations around the world, a collision of field recordings from the most amazing locations and places.” (Carlos Casas)