SPOTLIGHT

Josephine Decker

The cinema of Josephine Decker is an open field—filled with flowers, mushrooms, cows, clouds, turtles, slugs, and teddybears—where one can explore through the senses, the passion and pain of her female protagonists. The juncture between nature and erotism; the tension between the inside and the outside world; the coarse and wonderful edges of subjectivity. By using all these elements in her craft, Decker has established herself as one of the most thrilling points of view in the American independent film scene.

 

It is an honor to turn the Festival’s reflectors on the films of this multifaceted artist and to present a retrospective dedicated to her body of work in feature films.

 

The Festival is grateful towards Josephine Decker and her team, especially Adam Kersh, for their generosity and for allowing this rapprochement.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the talented visual artist Mónica Figueroa, who in the context of this retrospective carried out a sensitive and comprehensive personal exploration of Decker’s cinema, reinterpreting through brushstrokes, lines and beautiful colors, the sensations and emotions that arose in her while watching Decker’s films.

 

 

 

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MÓNICA FIGUEROA

“I felt very attracted to and I identify with Josephine Decker’s work. I was especially drawn to her characters and the complicated relationship they have to other women and to themselves. I feel akin to the way she portrays seduction, erotism, motherhood and to the intense presence of nature and the landscape inside the narrative.

 

I was also fascinated by other elements in her films: the illusion present inside small worlds in which intense power relations exist; the overwhelming feeling of not knowing what the tension buildup is going to lead to in certain scenes, in which waves of emotion cause the chaos to develop into a strange passivity and vice versa; and the way in which she interweaves pieces of the story and relatively stead images of the landscape, especially in Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, in which, with great musicality, she presents two voices that interconnect and create a free interpretation of sensations and atmospheres.”

 

Mónica Figueroa studied Visual Arts at the ENAP, now FAD. Her work has been showcased in collective and individual exhibitions in Mexico, Romania and Slovenia. Twice she has received a grant from the FONCA's Jóvenes Creadores (Young creators) program and was selected in the XXXVII Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven.

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