9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Las campañas de invierno (The Winter Campaigns) (2019 Feature Film)

Rafael Ramírez | Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico | 2019 | color | DCP | 70′ | Spanish | e.s.

Filmmaker Rafael Ramírez takes Napoleon’s campaign to Russia as a starting point for his enigmatic feature debut that stands up for the non-logical. He presents a singularly mundane reality, but also a disturbing universe of fantasy, exploring the use of forms such as images, texts, and sounds to reach a challenging place in contemporary cinema.

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.

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 20:45

Duration: 0:59

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 13 April 2019

Time: 11:00

Duration: 0:59

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 15:00

Duration: 0:59

Year in
Festival

2019

Director

Rafael Ramírez

Camera

Laura Sanz

Cast

Jimmy Nieves
Ramón Legón
José Luis Rodrígues Mustelier
José Luis Carralero

Country

Cuba
Venezuela
Mexico

Editor

Alejo Alas

Language

Spanish

Length

70′

Music

Rafael de Jesús R. Betancourt
Rafael Ramírez
Jesús Bermúdez

Producer

Carolina Graterol

Production Company

Currican Films

Sales

Carolina Graterol

Scenario

Rafael Ramírez
Jimmy Nieves

Sound Design

Jesús Bermúdez
Martí Albert Blanco

Year of Production

2019

Rafael RAMÍREZ (1983, Cuba) studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Arts in Cuba. He graduated in documentary filmmaking from the San Antonio de los Baños International Film School and has directed numerous fake documentaries and experimental short films. Las campañas de invierno is his feature debut. Apart from being a film director, he conducts and composes music for a blues/free jazz/experimental band called The Royal Bakunin Orchestra, and is also the author of a fiction book: Umbralismo: una antología

 

Filmography

Filmar Pedro Páramo (2007, short), Tractatus (2008, short), Diario de la niebla/Diary of the Mist (2015, short), Limbo (2016, short doc), Traces of the Inscribed (2016, short), Alona (2017, short), Los perros de Amundsen/Amundsen’s Dogs (2017, short), Las campañas de invierno/The Winter Campaigns (2018)