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Faust

dir. Andrea Bussmann

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Documental, 70 min.
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Sinopsis

The fables of ancient times are still present on the Oaxacan coast of Mexico. Tales of shapeshifting, telepathy and deals with the Devil are embedded in the past colonization of the region. The legend of Faust, its literature and the myths are mixed in with the local people, while they try to colonize and to control nature through a building project that seems endless. The border between fiction and reality, between what it's real and what the eye can and cannot see disappears.

Director / Andrea Bussmann Screenplay / Andrea Bussmann Production / Andrea Bussmann, Nicolás Pereda Cast / Gabino Rodríguez, Fernando Renjifo, Victor Pueyo, Alberto Núñez, Ziad Chakaroun Cinematography / Andrea Bussmann Editing / Andrea Bussmann Sound / Andrea Bussmann

Andrea Bussmann

Toronto, 1980. Director, writer and cinematographer. She studied social anthropology in her native city, Toronto, where she also obtained a masters degree in cinematographic production in 2009. In 2011 she debuted as a director with her short film Aquel cuyo rostro no irradia luz." Years later, she directed her first feature filmfilmfilm "Historia de dos que soñaron" alongside Nicolás Pereda, which was premiered at BERLINALE 2016. In 2018, Bussman, released her documentary film "Fausto".

Filmografia

  • 2018 - Fausto
  • 2016 — Historías de dos que soñaron
  • 2011 — Aquel cuyo rostro no irradie luz


Festivales y Premios

  • 2018 Festival Internacional de Cine de Locarno
    Premio Especial del Jurado
    Cineastas del Presente
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Camden
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata
    Mejor Largometraje
  • Festival de Nuevo Cine de Montreal
  • TIFF. Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Los Cabos
  • Viennale. Festival Internacional de Cine de Viena
  • VIFF. Festival Internacional de Cine de Vancouver
  • Festival de 3 Continentes
  • Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival
  • FilmMakerFest
  • ZINEBI. Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao
    Premio Especial del Jurado
  • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana
  • Festival de Cine de Vanguardia de Atenas
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de West Lake

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“If Faust manifests something, is Bussmann’s acute and assertive way of creating stories, which establishes a beautiful conversation between dialogue and images.”
—El espectador imaginario

“The shadowed border between human and non-human perception is one of Fausto’s sustained topics of interrogation.”
—Peter Goldberg: Slant Magazine

“Fausto puts a striking and abstract spin on a familiar fable.”
—Kevin Ritchie: Now Toronto

“In Bussmann’s film, and the anthropological cinema to which it loosely belongs, the limits of human perception are tied up with the gaps in rigid, supposedly “objective” colonial belief systems.”
—Josh Cabrita: Cinema Scope 

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