The first edition of transfigured boundaries, an anti-genre film program, will commence from 29th April 2022 to 8th May 2022, with in-person screenings at the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico. In its debut year, the program showcases compelling stories of identity, resilience, freedom, memory, sexuality, climate change, heartbreak, futurism, dissent, migration, personal hell, and even a ‘horse from heaven’.
The 2022 line-up of 56 curated films emerge from countries like Canada, Colombia, India, UK, USA, Cuba, Mexico, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, Iran, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Berlin.
Connecting independent filmmakers from around the world with eager local audiences in Mexico, this film program provides an enticing window for dynamic cross-cultural cinematic exchange.
transfigured boundaries pushes the idea of film itself outside preconceived notions and beyond the limits of form and meaning, even of duration or genre.
Schedule/Screening Room Info:
This is a ticketed event and standard ticket fares apply. Tickets may be purchased at the
counter, subject to availability.
Pre-book tickets online at: https://www.cinetecanacional.net/
Venue: Cineteca Nacional de Mexico Screening Room: 07
Time: 07:30PM onwards
Note: All films will have Spanish subtitles
About the Program:
transfigured boundaries broadens the space for, and access to, global cinematic explorations by spotlighting independent filmmaking that ranges from experimental and provocative to genre-bending and absurdist. With a focus on underrepresented themes and diverse storytelling, the film program intends to take these films beyond film society echo chambers and to the general public because interesting cinema should be everyone’s right.
In a socio-politically divided time, transfigured boundaries attempts to bring togetherdifferent audiences from varied backgrounds so they can experience not just the transformative potential of cinema, but also, the fluidity of its form itself.
About the Curators:
In the midst of measuring pitfalls and menaces, Hyash searches for meditative resilience and solidarity through moving images and undefined art forms. Their practice is an endangered combination of silhouettes that traverses from hieroglyphs to Python.
At the intersection of undiagnosed panic attacks and personal traumas, they are searching for a language of translation and reciprocation to make the experience inclusive for everyone in the show - the archive is under construction (mentally and physically).
Mexico City, 1994. A visual artist who combines film, photography, poetry, ceramic sculpture and found objects. She is currently pursuing a degree in Cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica.
At the centre of her work is the sensitive experience, which is expressed through the observation of nature by drawing parallels between the body and the forest. Her practice resides in the interstice between personal memory and collective thought. Her film there is a willow grows aslant a brook, premiered at the Sphere Film Festival’s ‘World Cinema Carnival’ in 2022. Her film there with fantastic garlands did she come
premiered at the twelfth edition of FICUNAM as part of the Umbrales program.
Her most recent work imagines memory as a traversable space where the meaning is not in remembering, but in witnessing the experience of the present as a continuous fabric of experiences in constant transformation.