2021ONLINE EDITION

LAPÜ

LAPÜ

Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes | Kolumbien 2019 | 75 Min. | OmeU

ONLINE AM MITTWOCH 12.5. & DONNERSTAG 13.5.
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Mitten in der kolumbianischen Guajira-Wüste exhumiert die junge Wayuu-Frau Doris die sterblichen Überreste ihrer Cousine, um ihr ein letztes Mal begegnen zu können. Die in dieser Tradition wurzelnde Sinnesreise bringt Doris dazu, sich dem Tod zu stellen und die Welt der Träume mit der Welt der Lebenden verschmelzen zu lassen.

 Die Filmemacher begleiten indigene Frauen in ihrer Auseinandersetzung mit Kosmologie und Tod und unterwerfen sich in ihrer filmischen Gestaltung ganz dieser Weltsicht. In hypnotischer Sensorik regt LAPÜ dazu an, westliche Konzepte von Verlust und Zeit sowie den eigenen Umgang mit dem Tod zu überdenken.

Direction: César Jaimes & Juan Pablo Polanco
Production: Julián Quintero
Assistant Director: Manuel Ponce
Investigation Director: Canela Reyes
Cinematography: Angello Faccini
Sound: Yesid Vasquez

Awards
International Competition – Special Mention Jury Prize – DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2019
What the Doc! Award – DocsBarcelona 2019
Best Director – Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston 2019
Best Cinematography – Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston 2019
Jury Prize – Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2019


Screenings
Sundance FF, Berlinale, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, The Cartagena Film Festival – FICCI, CPH:DOX, Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston, The Colombian Film Festival, Moscow International  Documentary Film Festival  DOKer, San Francisco International Film Festival, Kaliningrad International Film Festival „On the Edge: West“, Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, DOCUMENTAMADRID, DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival, New Horizons IFF, Montréal First Peoples‘ Festival Présence autochtone, Festival de Cine de Lima, Lessinia Film Festival, AricaDoc, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival , Zurich Film Festival, Astra Film Festival, Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Roma Independent Film Festival, Frontera-Sur, Cámara Lúcida, Anthropological Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, Tulum International Film Festival (FICTU), Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Anthology Film Archives in New York City, Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 


Biographies
Juan Pablo Polanco was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied fine arts at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá and filmmaking at ECAM in Madrid. He is co-founder of the Colombian production company Los Niños Films, with which he made his short film Portete and his first feature film, Lapü.

César Alejandro Jaimes studied photography and filmmaking in his hometown of Bogotá, Colombia. He is co-founder of the production company Los Niños Films. Death and dreamlike experiences are his main object of study and inspired him to write his debut feature film Lapü.