Gutun zuriak : Xixoneko Nazioarteko Zinema Jaialdia = Cartas Blancas : Festival Internacional de Gijón = Cartes Blanches : Gijón International Film Festival
Presented by Alejandro Díaz Castaño (festival's director)
Alejandro Díaz Castaño, new director of the festival will present a double sessión in which two films by Ramón Lluís Bande will be screened. Ramón Lluís Bande and the producer Vera Robert will also be at Tabakalera.
Aún me quedan balas para dibujar, Ramón Lluís Bande, España, 2017, 16’
"Counting the months and days until the execution. The war is lost. Across the walls of the abandoned prison, one of those places we have to live with, remain the traces of anxiety, dignity and imagination. Eighty years later, Ramón Lluís Bande unleashed the horrifying memory of a prison filled with death-row prisoners: a progression of fixed shots, transparencies and sound illustrations that tears the emotion of unpunished injustice away from the cells". Ricardo Apilánez. Gijón International Film Festival.
Escoréu (Pravia), 24 d’avientu de 1937. Crónica d’una exhumación, Ramón Lluís Bande, España, 2017, 61’
"To move the earth is to shake the past. To dig the roadside ditches much like History ditches. Readjust the landscape. Unearth cadavers and motives. Leaders and murderers go back into the light at the same time as their victims’ bodies. And the emotion explodes in front of the camera.
Ramón Lluís Bande applies his well-oiled aesthetic structure to document this irruption of the past in the present. The location is not yet monumental (like in Equí y n’otru tiempu), first it must be unravelled and delimited: it is valuable as an accomplice and a witness. The process is registered with the respect of someone who is manipulating something extremely valuable and, at the same time, dangerously flammable". Ricardo Apilánez. Gijón International Film Festival.