Extinction

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    Extinction

    Extinção

    Directed by

    Portugal, Germany

    2018

    85 min

    • Portuguese

    Essay

    The question concerning the borders of the territories of what was once the USSR has proved to be a potential time bomb. Extinction is an eclectic patchwork of materials (fiction and nonfiction) led by Kolya, who is of Moldovan nationality, but declares himself a national of Transnistria. Fragments draw the viewer to the collective imaginary of the Soviet Union. The film aims to make an abstract comment on Vladimir Putin’s latest political stands of “war without war, occupation without occupation.”

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize - RIDM IFF
    • The New Waves Non Fiction Best Film Award - Sevilla IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Salomé Lamas
    Cinematography
    Jorge Piquer Rodriguez
    Editing
    Telmo Churro
    Francisco Moreira
    Music
    Andreia Pinto Correia
    Production
    O SOM E A FURIA

    Press

    A sombre and hypnotic essay film from the fluent borders of the former Soviet Union, by Portuguese artist Salomé Lamas.

    CPH:DOX

    Salomé Lamas

    Salomé Lamas

    Portugal

    I'm attracted by a series of things related to the ends of the earth, exiled places, margins.

    Salomé Lamas (1987, Lisbon, Portugal) studied Cinema in Lisbon and Prague, MFA in fine arts in Amsterdam, and is a Ph.D candidate in film studies in Coimbra. She has been working with time-based image and has exhibit both in art spaces and film festivals. After a couple of awarded short films, her debut film NO MAN’S LAND (2012) swept most of the domestic awards at Doc Lisboa, had its international premiere at Berlinale Forum and was later presented at MoMA Documentary Fortnight. After several shorts, including VHS - VIDEO HOME SYSTEM (2012), ENCOUNTERS WITH THE LANDSCAPE (2012) and THEATRUM, ORBIS TERRARUM (2013), her feature-length ELDORADO XXI (2016) was selected at the Berlinale Forum. Her recent essay film EXTINCTION was selected at CPH:DOX 2018.

    Selected Filmography