27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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It Matters What

It Matters What

director: Francisca Duran
original title: It Matters What
country: Canada
year: 2019
running time: 9 min.


A smiling woman in a 1932 film fragment holds a dead owl by the wings. This piece of experimental animation refers to a pathological relationship between humans and animals. A moving series of images is decomposed and shattered by a violent gesture. Using the interventions of digital, chemical and physical processes, it transforms human cruelty into a disappearing memory, an abstract painting sprinkled by flowers.


Francisca Duran (1967) is a Chilean-born multimedia artist based in Canada. She is involved in making experimental film, videos and installations. Duran combines digital and analogue media in her treatments of the topics of history, memory and violence. Her films include: Mr. Edison´s Ear (2007), Hemisphere (2011) or Gift of a Dream (2020), among others.

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director: Francisca Duran
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
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