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ABOUT TO TAKE OFF / A PUNTO DE DESPEGAR

Tue 6 June 2023

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English subtitling

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A black and white photograph of a man in a suit, and an old mirror hang on a blue wall of a dilapidated house.

A PUNTO DE DESPEGAR / Dirs. Lorena Best and Robinson Díaz

ABOUT TO TAKE OFF / A PUNTO DE DESPEGAR
Dir. Lorena Best and Robinson Díaz / Perú / 2015 / 85’

The documentary aligns with others that share similar concerns about how modernisation destroys places and ways of living —such as Under construction (Ignacio Agüero, 2000), In Vanda’s Room (Pedro Costa, 2000), or Work in Progress (Jose Luis Guerín, 2001). Best creates an intimate portrait of the dismantling of San Agustín by establishing solid personal ties with the filmed subjects that paved the way for a more horizontal and less traumatic shooting experience for those involved—a case in point of how the mode of production directly affects the formal result.

Lorena Best tells the story of the expropriation and demolition of San Agustín, a hamlet on the outskirts of Lima, due to the expansion of the international airport. The neoliberal alternative to a productive agricultural area is more asphalt and carbon emissions.

ADRIFT’s second coming thrilling film season brought to you by CinemaAttic! This impressive four-week celebration of contemporary and classic cinema is set to hit Scottish shores this spring.

The programme includes an introduction to 4 Peruvian women filmmakers hardly ever screened in these lands. Women in the Contemporary Nonfiction Film Scene in Peru is a programme curated by Dr Isabel Seguí (University of Aberdeen) and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the best of world cinema from 23rd May – 24th June 2023.

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Event Type

Film

Location

Cinema

Time

8:00pm — 9:30pm

Doors open: 7:30pm

Ages

18+

Ticketing

Tickets: £2/4/6/8/10

Accessibility

English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available