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Silence is a falling body (sold out)
August 23, 2022 @ 21:00 – 22:15
Filmmaker Agustina Comedi delves into her father Jaime’s past. For many years he was in a relationship with a man, before he ended up marrying her mother. Homosexuality was still taboo in 1980s Argentina, so of course Jaime’s true nature was a family secret.
Using the large collection of more than 100 hours of videotapes her father made as a hobby, as well as interviews with his old friends, the film gives a beautiful impression of the time before Agustina’s birth. It was a time characterized by political activism and awakening gay emancipation, but also the arrival of AIDS. Long after Jaime’s death, this discovery of his secret also places Agustina’s own life in an entirely new light.
The old VHS and 8mm footage of vacations and birthday parties creates a nostalgic, poetic atmosphere, in which the filmmaker compassionately attempts to understand how it must have been for her father to live a lie.
You can visit the Rietveld Schröder House prior to the film by showing your film ticket. Entry for tours starts at 19:30 hours.
Length film: 75 minutes
Director: Agustina Comedi
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
The theme of the film is connected to the Rietveld Schröder House: forbidden love. The film is projected onto the white walls of the World Heritage Site, transforming it for once into the most extraordinary open-air cinema in Utrecht. There are seats and headphones. You can visit the Rietveld Schröder House prior to the film by showing your film ticket. Entry for tours starts at 19:00 hours.