The film starts as a trip from the film director to Mozambique where he’s been searching for old films produced in the country; however strange premonitions overwhelmed him with sorrow. Urgent news about the health of his father forces him to return to his native land Venezuela and spend time with him. The film flows from the personal to a more overt interest in politics, representations of groups, political actions, collective, yet vintage and faded ideas of Utopia, back to the subjetct and the unchangeable fact of the finality of one’s life.
Duque’s work is located on the periphery of Spanish non-fiction with a strong documentary and essay character. He has been awarded in festivals or prizes such as Punto de Vista, Cinéma du Réel, Dokufest, Goya Awards or D’A, where he won the Talents award for Oleg y las raras artes. His work has also been seen in cultural centers such as the Reina Sofía Museum, MACBA, or Hermitage of Saint Petersburg. He is one of the leading filmmakers at D’A, where he has presented most of his films.
Filmography: Medea (short film, 2023, D'A 2023), Karelia: International with Monument (2019, D'A 2019), Oleg y las raras artes (2016, D'A 2016), Una película recordada (short film, 2015), Las manos de Nastasia (short film, 2015), Primeros Síntomas (short film, 2015), Ensayo final para utopía (2012, D'A 2012), Color perro que huye (2011), No es la imagen es el objeto (short film, 2009), All You Zombies (short film, 2008), La constelación Bartleby (short film, 2007), Landscapes in a Truck (short film, 2006), Paralelo 10 (short film, 2005), Iván Z (short film, 2004)