Faust

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    Faust

    Fausto

    Directed by

    Canada, Mexico

    2018

    70 min

    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Arabic

    Drama

    On the Oaxacan coast of Mexico, rumblings of previous times are never far from the surface. Tales of shapeshifting, telepathy and dealings with the Devil are embedded in the colonization and enslavement of the Americas. Characters from the FAUST legend mingle with the inhabitants, while attempting to colonize and control nature through a seemingly never-ending building project. Through literature, myth and local entanglements, the frontier between reality and fiction, and the seen and unseen, no longer apply.

    Awards

    • Special Mention - Locarno Festival

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Victor Pueyo
    Fernando Renjifo
    Ziad Chakaroun
    Alberto Núñez
    Gabino Rodríguez
    Screenplay
    Andrea Bussmann
    Cinematography
    Andrea Bussmann
    Editing
    Andrea Bussmann
    Production
    ANDREA BUSSMANN
    Andrea Bussmann

    Andrea Bussmann

    Canada

    Sometimes we carefully arrange things in the frame, sometimes we film people, things and places just as we find them. Sometimes it's a mix. In all cases we are completely aware of our subjectivity. The screen is not a window to reality, it's an interpretation of reality.

    Born in Toronto, Canada, Andrea Bussmann earned a Master’s in social anthropology and a Master’s of Fine Arts in film production. After completing her degrees, she directed her first short, HE WHOSE FACE GIVES NO LIGHT, in 2011. In 2016, she co-directed with Nicolás Pereda TALES OF TWO WHO DREAMT, which premiered at the Berlinale. Her latest, FAUST (2018), screened in the Cineasti del presente competition at Locarno and was her feature-length solo debut.

    Selected Filmography