Tropical Uncanny Film Series: “Domestic Dialectic”

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Film still: Reimon, 2014. 72 min. © Rodrigo Moreno

Film & Video Screenings

Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series “Domestic Dialectic”

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 1 pm

The Palace (El palacio) (Nicolás Pereda, Mexico/Canada, 2013, 36 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Amelia & Morena (Andrea Franco, Peru/USA, 2010, 10 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Reimon (Rodrigo Moreno, Argentina/Germany, 2014. 72 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

The figure of the maid embodies a plethora of Latin America’s gender, class, and social contradictions. In “Domestic Dialetic” three filmmakers present varied factual and imagined perspectives on the place of servants in the contemporary world. Nicolás Pereda’s The Palace follows the everyday lives of 17 women who live together and are trained for various jobs, including domestic service. Amelia & Morena by Andrea Franco depicts the relationship between a young woman and her long-time maid, while Rodrigo Moreno’s Reimon is a poignant study of a young woman who works as a maid in an ostentatiously liberal household.

Introduced by Carlos Gutiérrez and followed by a conversation between Gutiérrez and film critic Jerónimo Rodríguez.

Screened as part of the film series Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies and presented in conjunction with Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

Tropical Uncanny is programmed by Carlos A. Gutiérrez in collaboration with Jerónimo Rodríguez.

Special thanks to Amalia Córdova, Chris Gude, Raúl Guzmán, Pablo León de la Barra, Corey Sabourin, Maria-Christina Villaseñor and Christina Yang.

Thanks to Dora Amorim, CinemaScopio; Agustina Chiarino, Control Z Films; Amanda Guimarães and Rachel Daisy Ellis, Desvia; Marilys Downey; Alex García and Sandro Fiorin, FiGa Films; Natalia Trebik, Le Fresnoy; and Jessy Vega, Interior XIII.

The Palace (El palacio)