ALTIPLANO 
Malena Szlam, Chile/Argentina/Canada, 16mm > 35mm, colour, sound, 15:30 min., 2018

 

Filmed in the Andean Mountains, in the traditional lands of the Atacameño, Aymara, and Calchaquí-Diaguita in Northern Chile and Northwest Argentina, ALTIPLANO takes place within a geological universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts, and coloured lakes. Fusing earth with sky, day with night, heartbeat with mountain, and mineral with iridescent cloud, ALTIPLANO reveals a vibrating Ektachrome landscape in which a bright blue sun threatens to eclipse a blood-red moon.

Director: Malena Szlam
Producer: Oona Mosna, Malena Szlam
Sound Design: James Benjamin, Mamo Koba, Malena Szlam 

Sound Recording: Carlos Arias, James Benjamin, Susannah Buchan, Jacob Kirkegaard, Clive Oppenheimer and Ben Russell

Malena Szlam (Santiago, Chile 1979). Studied at Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales and Concordia University. 20+ films and media installations since 2000; screenings at IFF Rotterdam, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Media City Film Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, [S8] Mostra de Cinema Pereférico (A Coruña), Viennale, TIFF, etc. Member of Double Negative Collective (Montréal). Underground Mines and Mobile Frames Residency artists . Lives in Montréal, Québec.

ALTIPLANO 

Malena Szlam, Chile/Argentina/Canada, 16mm > 35mm, colour, sound, 15:30 min., 2018

Click the image below to watch the trailer. 

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