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Cocote + Q&A

FoR18

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Cocote + Q&A

  • ICA The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH (map)

COCOTE + Q&A

Dir. Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias, Dominican Republic/Argentina/Germany/Qatar, 2017, 106 mins

A sensory portrait of the syncretic, multi-layered landscape of the Dominican Republic, Cocote takes ethical expectations, and family feuds as its focus. The film follows evangelical Christian Alberto as he returns home to attend the funeral of his murdered father and finds that he is expected to take part in rituals that are conflict with his beliefs. As he draws out the possibilities and complexities of a world in which multiple histories intertwine, director Los Santos Arias opens space for -what he terms - a new kind of “mulatto” filmmaking. Playing on the border between fiction and non-fiction, the film resists one-dimensional identifications, juxtaposing ethnographic recordings with fictional scenes in which both professional and non-professional actors appear. Shifting between tones and textures, it offers an immersive and visceral engagement with violence of different kinds: the violence of loss, of family dispute, and ultimately, of history.

Locarno International Film Festival, winner for best film in the Signs of Life section.

UK PREMIERE + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR NELSON CARLO DE LOS SANTOS ARIAS HOSTED BY FOR18 FESTIVAL CURATOR NICO MARZANO

APRIL 28TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

Meet the director - After the screening and Q&A at the #FoR18 Closing Party in the ICA N&B Rooms – ticket holders free to attend

Earlier Event: April 28
FoR Shorts #2