Trasfoco: The Salt Section

Autour des Salines

Life seems to pass by on peacefully in a small village in Ibiza, as the old women dressed in their traditional black clothes are sewing and mending away. A French film director gives instructions to a beautiful young woman to pose in the right position with a smile. Let the film begin! A forceful male voiceover then starts to describe the more obvious characteristics of the island: type of people, location, demography, economic situation… It is basically a simplified ethnographic description of a boring documentary to promote tourism. And then we see the island’s famous salt-flats and the documentary director disrupts the narrative to break away from the usual coordinates of the surrounding environs, and the camera begins to distort and construct a new reality.

Screening

With the participation of Daria Esteva, daughter of the director and curator of his work

Date
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time
19:00
Venue
Centro de Innovación Cultural El Almacén
Runtime
22′
Language
French
Subtitles
Spanish

Creative Team

Director & Scriptwriter
Jacinto Esteva
Photography
Francisco Marín
Music
José Cercos
Producer
Pere Portabella
Production Company
Films-59

Technical Information

Original Title
Autour des salines
Year
1962
Country
Spain
Exhibition Format
Digital file