20 June
Thursday 20-06-2024
time 18:00
Teatro Sperimentale - Sala Grande

Il mio film

Elena Duque


Spagna 2023 , 6'


Elena Duque
Ojitos mentirosos / Deceitful Eyes
Spagna 2023, 6’

Ojitos mentirosos relies on the magic of trompe-l’oeil, collage, and cinema itself. The 8mm ‘eye’ watches streets and buildings of Madrid. Or does it? Gradually, a hand enters the frame and shows photographs, in succession or partially overlapping, of the same urban views we have been watching. The pictures are progressively manipulated by way of paint strokes, or stains, which alter even more the cityscapes, definitively switching from the supposed naturalistic filming to a fabricated artefact. The warm, yellow dominant reminds us of another Iberian ‘casa amarela,’ while an initially indistinct sound gradually grows into the buzz of cicadas and then into a popular song, precisely ‘Ojitos mentirosos’, the deceitful gaze that tricks the eye of the lover/viewer.


MILENA GIERKE crediti Martin Schoeller


Spanish-Venezuelan Elena Duque is a filmmaker, programmer, writer and teacher. Her work as a filmmaker revolves around animation and collage, incorporating analogue formats, revisiting themes such as identity and the sense of belonging through plastic exercises around places, objects, and textures. She is a programmer at the Mostra de Cinema Periférico in A Coruña and teaches in several institutions. Her work was showcased at 2023 Doc’s Kingdom in Portugal among others..