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Father & Sun

Experimental film

2024 - 4’30” | Digital | Color | Sound |  English with Spanish subtitles

Recorded with a VHS camcorder (Brazil, 1996) / Post-production in Spain (2023-24)

*Work available under request: pedroborbamendes@gmail.com

Logline:

A Sun tries to break free from his Father's control.

Sinopsys:

An autofictional experimental film that re-purposes personal home videos from the director’s childhood to tell a coming-of-age story that juxtaposes its ordinary imagery to a mythological narrative.


 

Statement:

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man 

is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”

- John Donne

 

An experimental film that utilizes home videos as a tool for creating a personal mythology through an auto-fictional narrative that explores and challenges issues surrounding the "masculine ideal" - such as generational trauma and toxic masculinity.

 

These recontextualized images are accompanied by a poetic narration that harkens back to the oral tradition associated with myths and some of its most prominent tropes, such as the tension of nature x nurture and the act of migration as a means of personal transformation.

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