program

FILME

Fordlandia Malaise

Neliniște fordlandiană

67 films in 10 categories
Susana de Sousa Dias
Portugal
41'


2019
Photo Film

V.O.

Portuguese

subtitles

Romanian, English

producer

Kintop

Original Title

Tickets

Fordlandia Malaise

CATEGORY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

synopsis

In 1928, Henry Ford resolved to destabilise the British supremacy over the exploitation of rubber and, in the heart of the Amazonian jungle, built a city which he intended to turn into the main production hub in the whole region. Not only the name given to this settlement, Fordlandia, but also its mere existence are the manifestations of a bout of megalomania that director Susana de Sousa Dias promotes to the role of symbol of neo-colonialism and the economic servitude under which Southern American countries have been and still are kept. Through a sequence of hypnotic images, combining in ideal proportion artistic flair and spirit of observation, the film articulates a bitter criticism against the arrogance of the white man for ever having considered that otherness is nothing but a repository to pick slaves from. But the derelict buildings, the empty streets, the way in which nature, tamed only briefly, is reclaiming its rights are proof of the illegitimacy of this idea, in a spectacle that is both ominous and exulting. (by Liri Alienor Chapelan)

awards and festivals

Berlin International Film Festival 2019 - World Premiere / MDOC 2019 - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival - Best Portuguese Documentary Award / BAFICI Buenos Aires 2019

distributor

Kintop

POSTER

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Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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