You burn us
Brasil / 2021 / 72’
Caetano Gotardo offers a cinematographic essay on surfaces, epidermal and sensitive. Little by little his images slip in the interstices of consciousness, just as water in rocks does, a recurrent image in the movie. Skin as a contact point, the eye as a wanting and wanted entity, the image as a vestige of affection, and poetry as a supreme chant to the closeness and attraction among bodies. Classic verses dissolve in the fragile images of a cell phone camera. This snapshot form notices the spontaneity and performing boldness to extend a spying look on the details of beings unaware in the public space and even penetrate in the most intimate nooks of the director’s being, who exposes himself in a cathartic way in front of our eyes, in a trip of katabasis and resurrection through the images.
By Andrés Pedraza Tabares
Ecrã Festival (Brazil, 2021)
Producer: Caetano Gotardo | Poster: Mauricio Florez | Credit Design: João Marcos de Almeida
Available from October 26th to November 1st at Virtual Theatre MIDBO for Colombia and Latinamerica.