Tales of Two Who Dreamt

Histórias dos que sonharam · Tales of Two Who Dreamt

Andrea Bussmann, Nicolás Pereda

2016, CAN, MEX, 87', M12

Competition 2016

27 Nov 2016 · TM Rivoli, Grande Auditório · 14H30

30 Nov 2016 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 21H30

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The story of a little boy who turns into a bird. A grey building in Toronto where hundreds of gypsy families of European immigrants live, slowly lived lives, suspended, waiting and preparing for the court hearings to give them authorization of residence or the arrival of the letter that will force them to go back to their native countries. Tales of Two Who Dreamt is, beyond all that, a film that documents the creation process of another film that is never shown, but constantly rewritten and restaged by several members of the Laskas family, protagonists in this hybrid that involves observational documentary and a free adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, sadly a sure analogy. Just like in the previous Pereda’s films (Porto/Post/Doc showed The Absent in 2015), in Tales there is a purposeful lack of distinction between fiction, mythology and reality and, in this limbo, lies the search for truth and its representation - the Laskas, moreover, are so charismatic and natural as actors that they would certainly be coveted by De Sica or Rossellini. Formally innovating, stunning in its black & white, experimental in its processes, and complex in its result, Tales of Two Who Dreamt is one of the unmissable films of this edition. (Lídia Queirós)