PIFF 38: YVY MARAEY, LAND WITHOUT EVIL

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Valdivia’s lyrical and philosophical road movie provides a journey not to a destination, but to a deeper understanding of memory and identity. Using a 1911 Swedish ethnographic film as a starting point, a Bolivian filmmaker (Valdivia) and a Guaraní guide travel together through the forests of southeastern Bolivia to make a film about the Guaraní people. Each man creates and interprets his own character, walking the thin line between documentary, fiction, and performance. The journey not only takes them to the interior of the country, but to their own inner selves, as they seek to define their identities within a country undergoing enormous social, political, and historical change framed by colonial legacy and the epic history of an indigenous people. (107 mins.)

Director Juan Carlos Valdivia will be in attendance 2/19 and 2/20.

Thanks to PRAGDA, Spain Arts and Culture, Accíon Cultural Española (AC/E), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport.

 

YVY MARAEY, LAND WITHOUT EVIL screens Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm at Regal Fox Tower 10 and Friday, February 20 at 9:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of the 38th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door.


The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian/OREGONLIVE, LAIKA, Regal Entertainment Group, Delta Airlines, Yelp!, Travel Portland, King Estate, Hotel Modera, The Autzen Foundation, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, KINK.fm, and many others.

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