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Lumières du désert

Canadian Premiere

Lumières du désert

Félix Blume

France, Mexico | 2021 | 29 min
Spanish |
Subtitles: French
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In the darkness of a Mexican desert, strange lights appear. Nearby inhabitants describe what they saw: a flame, a fireball, a flying light bulb, rays descending from the sky, a luminous energy source. These individual experiences coalesce into a shared story, told by many voices, in choral form. Lumières du désert, directed by Félix Blume, a French artist internationally celebrated for his work in sound art and field recordings, invites us to contemplate the manifestations of life in the shadows and listen for the sounds hidden there. A sonic horror film set in the desert gloom.

This film is part of the FIFA EXPERIMENTAL section program MOSAIC OF VIEWS.
Overview of some festivals:
Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands (2021)
Camdem International Film Festival, United States (2021)
BFI London Festival, United Kingdom (2021)
L’Alternativa CCBB Barcelona, Spain (2021)
Muestra de cine Mexicano, Spain (2021)
Director Félix Blume

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Félix Blume

Félix Blume

Félix Blume (France, 1984) is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil, and France.
He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions, and installations. His work is focused on listening, it invites us to a different perception of our surroundings. His process is often collaborative, working with communities, using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in human dialogues both with inhabited natural and urban contexts, in what voices can tell beyond words.
His sound pieces have been broadcasted in radios from all over the world. He has been awarded with the Soundscape prize for his video-piece Curupira, creature of the wood and the Pierre Schaeffer prize for his work Los Gritos de México at the Phonurgia Nova Awards.
He has participated in international festivals and exhibitions as LOOP Barcelona (2015), CCCB Barcelona (2015), Tsonami Arte Sonoro Chile (2015, 2018), Fonoteca Nacional Mexico (2016), Ex Teresa Mexico (2016), CENTEX Chile (2017), CTM Berlin (2017), Belluard Festival (2018), Arts Santa Monica Barcelona (2018), Thailand Biennale (2018), Berlinale (2019) and Rotterdam IFF (2021) among others.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Curupira, bête des bois (2019)

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