Replete with indelible images and suffused with an elegant air of mystery, Joana Pimenta’s landscape film-cum-auto-fiction mines an archive of correspondence between the island of Madeira and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique.

Wavelengths

Pimenta/ de Oliveira/ Abrantes

Joana Pimenta

Replete with indelible images and suffused with an elegant air of mystery, Joana Pimenta's The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees mines an archive of correspondence between the island of Madeira and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique. As Pimenta's source material is supplemented by fictive memories, imagination comes to fill in the lacunae of a long-suppressed history. Part postcard, part landscape film, part auto-fiction, The Figures Carved is both a sensual and sensory experience.

ANDRÉA PICARD

Screenings

Mon Sep 08

TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

Regular
4:45pm
Sun Sep 14

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Regular
7:15pm