I am very glad to present my film Yollotl in it’s world premiere @24 Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Winterthur International Competition!
I feel very grateful to the people who believed in this film about trees, children, love and cosmos.
Thanks for your support Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Investigación y Soluciones Socioambientales A.C, and Plus de Courts.
Thanks to my lovely team Chloé Belloc, Araceli Vargas, Julio Rojas, Lisa Coutreau, Mathilde Lavenne, Manuel Arana Cua, Gabriela Pech, Perla Córdoba, Dalia Córdoba, Raul Colin, Eduardo Martinez, Samantha Puente, Irene Hernandez, Marisol Pizarro, Aitech construcción, Daniel Espinoza Roque, Baptiste Evrard, Nicolas Verhaeghe, Charly Caure, Déborah Drelon, Geoffrey Durcak, Guillaume Barth, Katell Paillard and all the children of the mayan rainforest who have participated as actors and actresses in this film.
Thanks also to Municipio de Sta. Maria del Tule, Comité del Árbol del Tule, Régiduría de Turismo de Sta. María del Tule, Oaxaca, Comisariado Quiché de las Pailas, Quitana Roo, Comisariado Parangueo Guanajuato, México.
Finally thanks to Marie Amsler, Félix Blume, Luc Coutreau, Izaro Iregui, Alexandre Suire,Jean Michel et Dominique Ameil, for your help in preparing the film.
Sergio Vasquez, David Mendez Martinez, Patricia Aguilar, Alicia Colin, Susana Colin, Jaqueline Colin, Arturo Colin, Sebastian Colin, Lluvia Colin, Javier Colin, Norma Roque, for your help during the shooting.
Jean-Marie et Laurence Belloc, for your support during lockdown.
The entire team of Le Fresnoy, Eric Prigent, Nidia Santiago, Loqman Bahmaie, Dana Karvelas, Alejandro de la Rosa, Madeleine Van Doren, Daniel Dobbels, Thanasis Trouboukis, Melisa Liebenthal, Flor Montero, Vir Andrés Hera, Moise Togo, Edwina Liard, Philippe Poupet, Ghyzlene Boukaila, Guangli Liu, Clément Thibault, Anna-Katharina Scheidegger and Mattia Petulla for your artistic eye and your advice.
And to Paolo Cirio, Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand for its artistic accompaniment.
So happy to being part of this Fresnoy selection. My film Yollot was screened at the Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2020 in avant première. Thanks to the Fresnoy and the Institut Français in Kyoto, Japan.
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