OFFICIAL SELECTION / INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION   FIDMARSEILLE 2013

World premiere

   

VER Y ESCUCHAR
SEE AND LISTEN

 


José Luis TORRES LEIVA

 

 

CHILE
2013
Colour and B&W
HDV
90’

Original version
Spanish
Subtitles
English
Photography
Inti Briones, Niles Atallah, Cristiàn Soto, José Luis Torres Leiva
Sound
Claudio Vargas, Peter Rosenthal, Roberto Espinoza
Editing
José Luis Torres Leiva

Production @ distribution
Globo Rojo

Filmography
– VERANO, 2011
TRES SEMANAS DESPUÉS, 2010
– PRIMER DÍA DE INVIERNO, 2009
EL CIELO, LA TIERRA Y LA LLUVIA, 2008
– EL TIEMPO QUE SE QUEDA, 2007
– OBRERAS SALIENDO DE LA FABRICA, 2005
– NINGUN LUGAR EN NINGUNA PARTE, 2004

Sharing what is lacking, such is the programme of the latest film of José Luis Torres Leiva, whose work we vividly recall from previous editions of the FID since 2006. Showing not only disability and its related pains, but above all else unusual — though no less valuable — ways of experiencing the world. Blind and deaf people converse, question, surprise and educate each others. Fingers move about quickly, translation follows promptly, both visible and audible, hands get touched and squeezed, and out of their tactfulness, sentences, stories, reserve and emotions arise. A young deaf and blind woman teaches Braille typing to a woman who has come to visit her, and laughs at the woman’s clumsy ways with the impressive typewriter. Here the world isn’t diminished, but disrupted, turned upside down. Because, in the end, nobody has a perfect command of senses, or sense. Here, a small community shares its strength and its conviction to be relegated, its ability to wonder and its refusal of a suffering that is mostly social. Thus the film is both a story that teaches us about courage and an object lesson: look, listen. (JPR)

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