<videovortex> Fran Illichs work on YouTube
vera.tollmann at gmx.net
Thu Jul 26 19:02:01 CEST 2007
bootlab proudly presents Telenouvelle, a short film by Fran Ilich.
You are kindly invited to attend the screening.
-- Telenouvelle Vague --> with Fran Ilich
-- friday --> 07.27.07 --> 20:00
-- bootlab --> tucholskystrasse 6
-- berlin/mitte --> S-bahn Oranienburgerstr
Dir. Fran Ilich, 39 min, Mexico DF 2005
(with Sol-Ho, Diana Weis, Adonay Cabrera, Luis Martignon,
Blas Valdez y Tania Molina, among other actors)
A soap opera homage to Jean-Luc Godard. based on a real incident, the
plot is about Esmeralda, a women from Juárez, an industrial bordertown
in the north of Mexico who finds her brother 20 something years after
being kidnapped by the military during the urban guerrila 'dirty war'
of the seventies. The whole series consists of 13 episodes of 3
minutes mixing sci-fi with traditional melodrama, and the Brazilian
music of re:comb where Esmeralda slowly discovers the complexities of
politics and life in Mexico City. A telenovela series about spies and
political activity, the project was called Telenouvelle Vague and it's
a mix between soap operas and Godard.
Fran Ilich is a writer, filmmaker and media artist based in Tijuana
and Mexico City. His work addresses the pop and the political in
contemporary global society while experimenting with narrative
structures. Ilich has lectured, exhibited and participated in events
throughout Europe, the Americas and Africa on political activism,
digital aesthetics and narrative structure. His novels, Metro-Pop and
Tekno Guerilla, have become cult classics in Mexico. Ilich
co-organized the BorderHack events on the border between the USA and
Mexico. He is a founder and moderator of Nettime-Latino. Ilich
launched the autonomouscooperative server, Possible Worlds,
as a project for the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the
Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional. His latest telenovela 'Fea
y Rebelde', has cameos by public figures like Shakira and
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