Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Agenda Cultural - Buenos Aires
Festivales de Buenos Aires

The Portuguese filmmaker investigates spectators, ranging from Citizen Kane watched on a smartphone to a soccer match projected in a film theater, mixed with interviews to critics, filmmakers, and cinephiles.

Panorama / Cinephilias
Premier americana

Cinema constantly gains new forms; it disarms and reorganizes itself on new grounds, and at the same time it raises, educates, and defines different kinds of spectators, as a reflection and trace of that mutant nature. The Amazed Spectator updates the question “What is cinema?” by depicting the tracks and following the roads marked by different obsessions triggered from the theater, which are here featured in the shape of testimonies. The images of a fantasy audience that screams, transforms, and explodes in their seats are captured as POV shots of the films themselves, as if they were watching the reactions of children. They carry a dreamy density that express the material element of reams, while also appear to be ready to turn them into nightmares as soon as they feel like it. AM

Sunday 17 - 20:10 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8 Tickets sold out

Monday 18 - 13:45 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8 Tickets sold out

Other title/s: The Amazed Spectator / El espectador espantado
Year: 2015
Format: DCP/3D
Color: B&N + Color
Minutes: 70


D, G, E: Edgar Pêra F: Luís Branquinho DA: Ricardo Preto S: Vasco Carvalho, Pedro Ribeiro, Pedro Marinho M: Artur Cyanetto, Jorge Prendas P, PE: Rodrigo Areias CP: Bando À Parte I: Laura Mulvey, Eduardo Lourenço, Augusto M. Seabra, Olaf Möller, Laura Rascaroli


Bando À Parte. Carlos André
T +35 1 253 094 489 E

Edgar Pêra

He was born in Portugal in 1960. He directed several short and feature-length films, including O Barão (2011) and 3x3D (together with Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Greenaway; 2013, Bafici ‘14).

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