Canadian artist Peter Mettler makes films that turn viewers across the world into addicts. By means of optical illusions, layering of images and changes of perspective, Mettler brings a brand new, so far unknown sensory experience. Watch the director’s retrospective from April 21 to May 4!
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Mélanie Pavy studied History and Ethnology, before achieving a Masters in Documentary Filmmaking. She works as a Documentary and Fiction Film editor (and worked on Nicola Sornaga’s Monsieur Morimoto, which also features in the competition) as well as making her own films.
VIRGINIA GARCÍA DEL PINO(Barcelona, 1966).
Film director and project director of on the UAB Documentary Master’s Course. After graduating in Fine Arts, her production as a video artist brings her to the documentary genre. Her films, of resounding formal simplicity, arise from an attempt to understand human behaviour and in doing so, her films float between optimism and a disturbingly tragic background. In 2008, she won several awards for What You Say I Am, the documentary which opened the doors to numerous international film festivals, although her short films still participate in contemporary art exhibitions. With My Sister and I (2009), she participated in Features festivals like Punto de Vista and Fid Marseille. Her latest production, The Jury, is her first full-length film.