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Lemebel
© Joanna Reposi Garibaldi / Gabriela Jara
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Joanna Reposi Garibaldi

IMAGE

Niles Atallah

SON

Roberto Espinoza

MONTAGE

María Teresa "Titi" Viera-Gallo Chadwick

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Camilo Salinas

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Solita Producciones, Señal Colombia

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Compañía de Cine & Kino Rebelde

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Écrivain, plasticien et pionnier du mouvement queer en Amérique Latine, Pedro Lemebel a secoué la société conservatrice du Chili à la fin des années 80 sous la dictature d’Augusto Pinochet. Le corps, le sang et le feu ont été les protagonistes de l’œuvre qu’il a voulu faire perdurer, lors de ces huit dernières années de vie, dans un film qu’il n’aura jamais eu l’occasion de voir.

Pedro Lemebel’s sharp-tongued, poetic texts and provocative performances made him one of South America’s most important contemporary artists. In dictatorial Chile under Pinochet, Lemebel expressed things that only few dared to say. Even for the country’s left-wing opposition, his camp, eccentric appearances made him an awkward figure as he held up the mirror to their own machismo and homophobia. Loud and open, he embodied and propagated an uncomfortable gay identity and vehemently criticised the desire of some ‘gays’ to be assimilated into a heteronormative society.
Joanna Reposi Garibaldi uses countless slides and video clips to shape this essay-like memento which is multilayered in both its visuals and its content and possesses a subtle sound design. She has enhanced it with intimate recordings and interviews. By projecting images of Lemebel’s performances onto public buildings, she not only underscores their character as interventions in public spaces, but also creates unusual additional visual levels for her film. Lemebel portrays a tireless fighter who continued to speak out right up until the end of his life.

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