DAïCHI SAïTO’S “EARTHEARTHEARTH” WILL HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 50TH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM.
Commissioned by Media City Film Festival, Japanese-Canadian artist Daïchi Saïto’s new 35mm film earthearthearth will have its World Premiere at the 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Shot on analogue film in the Andean mountains and the Atacama desert, between Argentina and Chile, earthearthearth was created as part of MCFF’s Mobile Frames residency program in one of its international incarnations.
UNDERGROUND MINES: Canadian Artists’ Cinema in South America is an ongoing multi-venue tour, commission and research project designed to celebrate Canadian and South American analogue film.
earthearthearth is the latest release from the South American tour, and will screen as part of IFFR’s Ammodo Tiger Short Film Competition, along with only 20 other works selected by the festival in 2021.
“Dawn breaks over the desert, as silence slowly swells into sound. The fissured brown hills slowly evolve, light bubbling into lava or cresting in waves like a sea, before resolving into the stark horizon line once again.” Read an article about Daïchi and his new work here.
Stay tuned for news about further screenings happening internationally. MCFF will be releasing many works in 2021 and 2022, including new Chrysalis Fellowship films.
UNDERGROUND MINES is curated and organized by Media City Film Festival Director, Oona Mosna and is an expansion of Media City’s Mobile Frames Residency Series. The project is an initiative that aims to establish ongoing “Free-Form Residencies” for artists working exclusively with analogue film.
Media Contact: Oona Mosna +1 226 350 0378 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
35mm film stills courtesy/copyright: Daïchi Saïto. Production stills courtesy/copyright: Oona Mosna.