Experimental filmmaker Rafael Ramírez takes Napoleon’s campaign to Russia as a starting point for his exceptional feature debut. He presents a singularly mundane reality, but also a disturbing universe of fantasy. Two worlds in conflict where the characters become mere symbols of representation – and a mysterious voice-over is the unique guide for the spectator to cross the border. A pure experiment capable of challenging the viewer’s perception and understanding. A film made of drafts, of modeling and remodeling.
Ramírez’s unique artistic approach makes Las campañas de invierno an enigmatic film that creates an intersection of languages and explores the use of forms such as images, texts, and sounds to reach a challenging place in contemporary cinema. It is possible to find great beauty in the film when we accept it as it is, and surrender ourselves to the non-logical.