CARTA A BORIS

International name: Letter to Boris

Formato: HD b/n y color · Duración: 8 min · 2015

 

SINOPSIS / SYNOPSIS

Escribir tarde se va haciendo costumbre, siempre estamos atrasados. Boris era mi otro yo o yo era el otro yo de él. Ahora que ya no está, me puedo sincerar.

 

Writing late becomes usual, we are always too late. Boris was my alter ego and I was his alter ego. Now that he is no longer here, I can be honest.

NOTA DE INTENCIÓN / STATEMENT

El primer cortometraje ligado a mi historia personal, nació tras el suicidio de una de mis amistades de la juventud. Un golpe que nos tomó por sorpresa a todos, pero que en verdad, nos extrañaba el que no lo hubiera hecho antes. Reutilizando un antiguo video de una fiesta, junto a imágenes de espacios donde compartimos y una reunión de amigos luego del funeral, Carta a Boris intenta ser una carta de despedida, una carta de ajustes, una carta que nunca obtendrá respuesta.

 

The first short film linked to my personal story, was born after the suicide of one of my friends of the youth. A blow that took us by surprise, but in truth, we were surprised that he had not done it before. Reusing an old video of a party, together with images of spaces where we shared and a meeting of friends after the funeral, Carta a Boris tries to be a farewell letter, a letter of adjustments, a letter that will never get an answer.

 

FICHA

Reparto: Boris, Diego, Sergio, David, Felipe, Alejandro, César, Pablo, Gabriel, Nicolás, Manuel, Sebastián

Realización: Pablo Molina Guerrero

Revisión Texto Español: Daniela Fuentes Posada

Traducción al Inglés: Viviana Albarrán

CRITICS

Filmint, David Finkelstein (USA) 2018

"Carta a Boris is Pablo Molina Guerrero’s moving eight minute portrait of a childhood friend, apparently a suicide. During the film we read a letter, presented in subtitles, expressing thoughts Guerrero never managed to say to his friend. The footage is made of fragments of home videos, from a jumble of camera formats used over the last 15 years. Poignantly, the footage is frequently interrupted by a black frame with an error message such as a film editor might see on his computer: “Footage Missing.”

 

At first, the boy Boris seems very tightly integrated into a gang of artistic-minded friends who hang out together in high school and continue to be close as grown young men. There are hints that he suffers from depression and that he continually distances himself from the others, but his friends don’t pick up on the signals. Guerrero regrets that he wasn’t able to overtly express feelings of love for his friend, but how many young men are able to say such things to their male friends? With a thoughtful use of montage, and direct, heartfelt writing, Guerrero creates a powerful sense of the regret we can feel when we only realize our friends are in trouble when it is too late."

 

EXHIBICIONES COLECTIVAS

Mondrian Suite Gallery, Programa "Dead weight (presences)", Roma. Italia 2017

Cosmos of Culture, Programa "Dead weight (presences) - 2", Atenas. Grecia 2017

Aura Arte Contemporânea, Programa "Happy Aura", Sao Paulo. Brasil 2018

 

PROYECCIONES

Festival de Cine Emergente, Selección Oficial, Concón. Chile 2015

Encuentro de Vanguardias, Valparaíso. Chile 2015

WUFF, Wellington Underground Film Festival, Selección Oficial. Nueva Zelanda 2016

Proceso de Error, Festival Internacional de Video Experimental, Foco Pablo Molina Guerrero: “Imágenes, apropiaciones y juegos”, Valparaíso. Chile 2016

Festival Images Contre Nature, Selección Oficial, Marseille. Francia 2016

Intermediaciones, Muestra de Videoarte y Video Experimental, Selección Oficial, Medellín. Colombia 2016

SURMIC, Muestra Internacional de Cine, Selección Oficial, Osorno. Chile 2016

Video Raymi, Muestra Internacional de Videoarte del Cusco, Selección Oficial. Perú 2016

Sala K, Programa "Derivas chilenas experimentales", Providencia. Chile 2017

Club Social de Artistas, Programa "Obras Residencias INVE y más", Santiago. Chile 2017

IVAHM, International Video Art House Madrid, Programa "Derivas chilenas experimentales 1.8". España 2018

SARNA, Festival de Artes Experimentales, Selección Oficial, Antofagasta. Chile 2018

Jornadas de Artes Experimentales, Programa "INVE", Valparaíso. Chile 2018

BCK Film Symposium, Programa "Cinema no Cinemax", Atenas. Grecia 2018

ULTRACINEMA, Festival de Cine Experimental y de Found Footage, Programa "Misivas del fin del mundo", Xalapa. México 2018

SARNA, Festival de Artes Experimentales y Disidentes, Itinerancia Calama. Chile 2018

The Hazel Eye Film Festival, Nashville. EEUU 2019

Encuentro Interdisciplinario sobre la Muerte, Providencia. Chile 2019

Cine Experimental Chileno, UrbanArte, Palmira. Colombia 2019

Programa "Misivas del fin del mundo 1.5", Viña del Mar, Chile 2019