A documentary about the urban banana plants that grow in San Sebastian, a historically famous tourist destination in Spain. One could call it a witticism if this didn’t leave out Gonçalves’s visible interest in documentation, digital manipulation, and figure drawing that make up this brief, but dense short that ends on a joke.
Luiza Gonçalves (Buenos Aires 1997) is an artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2014 she had her first solo photography show. In 2016, her documentary short New City Doc was featured at the Nyack Film Festival. She continued to explore painting, poetry, performance, and sculpture while studying at Pratt Institute, where she completed two thesis projects. She is developing her first feature-length film, Melonhood, an associative visual essay about reproduction in the 21st century.
WRITER: Luiza Gonçalves
DIRECTOR: Luiza Gonçalves
WITH SUPPORT FROM: Uliako Lore Beratzak, Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY AND CAMERA: Luiza Gonçalves
CAMERA ASSISTANT: Lucas Larriera
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Asier Armental
FILM PROCESSOR OPERATOR: Amat Vallmajor
LABORATORY ASSISTANCE: Maria Inês Gonçalves
FILM SCAN: Amat Vallmajor & Lucas Larriera
EDITING: Luiza Gonçalves
POST-PRODUCTION SOUND: Lucas Larriera
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