“Film About a Father Who” at Archivos Vivos (Spain)

Archivos Vivos
Contemporary Documentary Cinema Made With Home Video
November 9-11, 2021

On November 9, 10 and 11, 2021, the Art House Zinema in BilbaoArte will host ARCHIVOS VIVOS, a conference on contemporary documentary film based on domestic archives. The purpose is to outline what kind of autobiographical gaze emerges within a digital culture where personal memories acquire a multi-format kaleidoscopic materiality. The authors gathered here subvert the domestic archive with the intention of repairing the family history, building a space of autonomy for women, reflecting on the ephemeral nature of our digital identities or speculating on other possible futures.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021. 6:00 p.m.

Lynne Sachs, United States, 2020, 74 ‘, VOSE Premiere in Spain.

  • Virtual Discussion with the Director

Over a period of 35 years, director Lynne Sachs recorded tapes and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr, a ‘bon vivant’ and pioneering entrepreneur from Park City, Utah. This documentary is her attempt to understand the network that connects a girl with her father and a sister with her peers.

SHORTS PROGRAM. Wednesday 10 November 2021. 6:00 p.m.

Brandán Cerviño, Spain, 2021, 13 ‘.
Andrea has made her first communion. However, the ceremony lacks glamor. For Andrea, things without glitter are not things. The only problem is: Does this God exist?

Ignacio Losada, Argentina, 2019, 13 ‘.
The cell phone is an extension of our life experience. The images that appear on our screens represent the future of our existence. Algorithms shelter us in a sea of images and news that construct us as subjects. Reflection in the face of what is presented to us is a political decision. What we see and how we build our own identity.

Paco Chavinet, Spain, 2018, 30 min.
Halfway between the film essay and the video-souvenir, this story about family ties is framed. Using the images recorded on a cruise ship made by his parents, the author invokes a dystopian society where the problems of collective coexistence are solved by an algorithm and in which the prohibition of abortion is compensated by a law that allows parents to prosecute their children if at the age of 30 they have not met the expectations placed on them.

Thursday 11 November 2021.18: 00 hs

Emma Tusell, Spain, 2019, 74 min.

+ In-person discussion with the director 

Suggestive and mysterious images recorded with a domestic camera at the end of the 80s. Two voices, one female and the other male, discuss their meaning and do not seem to agree. Emma reviews her family history to try to piece together lives that are still a mystery to her. In this review you will face the ghosts of your past and make the viewer a voyeur accomplice of your privacy. But … who is that voice that confronts you and why will it end up being so important in this story?