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Faust (Fausto)

Directed by Andrea Bussmann

  • Canada, Mexico 2018; 70 min
  • Original version: Spanish, English, Arabic, French
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Mention - Locarno Festival


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.