I’d like to invite you to the screening of my last film DANA, CARNIVAL AND TZOMPANTLI during the annual exhibition of Le Fresnoy – National Studio named Panorama 21. This film is about Dana Karvelas, a Mexican transvestite that goes to the north of France to relieve the pain of the loss of her mother and thus answer the question: Both in the carnival and in the face of death, are we not all the same?
This film was shooted both in Mexico and France, through my work, I try to understand the human condition, as well as its contradiction, fragility, and ambiguity in the face of complex facts such as gender, migration, memory, and death.
- Still of movie DANA, CARNAVAL Y TZOMPANTLI
DANA, CARNAVAL Y TZOMPANTLI
Production by Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts
Production support Santas Producciones, R7D and Pictanovo – Images en Hauts-de-France with the participation of Mairie de Dunkerque and Municipio de Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico.
Director, Writer and Cinematography : Fernando COLIN ROQUE
1st Assistant director and Script supervisor Ghyzlene Boukaila
Casting : Dana KARVELAS, Sylvie MOREAUX, Lucas BARDOUX, Denis DUVALS / Artistic accompaniment : Béla TARR / Music Composer : Sergio GURROLA / Sound : Julio ROJAS and Ludivine PELÉ / Editor : Mattia PETULLA / Colourist : Baptiste Evrard / Sound Editor : Ludivine PELÉ, Florent BOURGAIN / Re-recording mixer : Yannick DELMAIRE / Foley : Médéric Corroyer, Caroline Thuiller / Score recorder : Rémi Mencucci / Additional voice over recorder : Déborah Drelon / Production manager : Estelle Benazet
Crew in Mexico / Unit Production Manager Nelson Lazaro Wilson / 1st Assistant camera Joel de la Cueva / Production designer : Gabriela Pech / Still photographer : Lakshmi Garza Vertiz / Drivers : Ismael Reyes Lugo / Mario Ramirez
Crew in France Script Doctor Marie Amsler /1st Assistant camera Baptiste Charlier / Sound mixer Ludivine Pelé / Boom operator Déborah Drelon / Gaffer Felipe Esparza / Key grip Lucie Guénard / Art director and Tzompantli Alice Goudon / Props Claire Williams / Costume Femme En Rouge Andres Flores / Still photographer Moïse Togo / Location manager Cindy Coutant Juan Pablo Villegas
Vernissage Panorama 21 @LeFresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts
Friday 20 September 18h
22 rue du Fresnoy – BP 80179
59202 Tourcoing Cedex – France