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Cabbale Cannibal  //  Cábala caníbal (Orig.)

DIR: Daniel V. Villamediana
2015 / Spain, Switzerland / 64 min

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Villamediana uses his family history to unravel hidden memories of kabbala in Spain. With contemporary images, found footage, archival material, film, literature and ancient Hebrew texts, he creates a new cinematic language for unearthing cultural history.

Fact and fiction mingle in a remarkably detailed film essay that utilises fascinating split-screen images to reveal how small elements in everyone's life are accidentally linked to major events in cultural history. Filmmaker and critic Daniel V. Villamediana tries to get a grip on hidden memories of Spanish kabbala using his family's Jewish history. He utilises the complex structure of a Hebrew text as the basis for a new cinematic language. Stories of diaspora, exile and exodus from family history meld with Spanish history in which heterodoxy, freedom and rebellion were always threatened. Villamediana lives in Germany and his films seek out cultural idiosyncrasies. Using his contemporary reality, the German context and this era, he manages to open history up to dig down to obscured memories. IFFR


Director Daniel V. Villamediana
Screenplay Daniel V. Villamediana
Dir. of Photography
Editing Daniel V. Villamediana
Music La reverencia, Divina Mysteria
Sound Alejandro Castillo
Duration 64 min
Year 2015
Country Spain, Switzerland
Colour Colour
Production Alina Film
Alina Film
Country:  Switzerland
Web:  www.alinafilm.com/
E-mail:  ,
Phone:  (+41) 76 372 21 96


Festival de Cine Europeo ...

Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla. November 2014

Rotterdam International film festival. January 2015

Cine Latino Film festival Tübingen. April 2015

DOCMA, Madrid, Casa encendida

Museo Reina Sofía de Madrid

International Film Festival of Curitiba Biennial - FICBIC, Brazil

IBERTIGO -Muestra de Cine Iberoamericano de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria





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