The Labyrinth

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    The Labyrinth

    El laberinto

    Directed by

    France, Colombia, USA

    2018

    21 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    THE LABYRINTH follows the labyrinthine memories of the film narrator who was involved in the spectacular rise and fall of drug lords in the Colombian Amazon. Wandering through the forest as well as a mansion in ruins, a replica of the villa from Dynasty, the narrator will soon become the protagonist of this hallucinatory story.

    Awards

    • Best Direction Prize - Locarno Festival

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    Credits

    Cast
    Cristobal Gomez
    Cinematography
    Laura Huertas Millán
    Editing
    Laura Huertas Millán
    Sales
    STUDIO ARTURO LUCIA
    Production
    STUDIO ARTURO LUCIA
    Laura Huertas Millán

    Laura Huertas Millán

    Colombia

    I am interested in syncretism, in the plurality of voices and narrative structures, and how fiction is an intrinsic layer of reality. This aesthetic calls forth an altered state of perception, a temporal/spatial voyage into the depths of the self, of dream, and memory - a truly embodied experience.

    Laura Huertas Millán is a French-Colombian artist and filmmaker. A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy, she holds a PhD in visual arts developed between PSL University (SACRe program) and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University).

    Her films JOURNEY TO A LAND OTHERWISE KNOWN (2012) and AEQUADOR (2011) were part of a series around exoticism, where political history, ecology and science-fiction intertwined. These works were mainly shown in art event and venues (Guggenheim NY, Videobrasil, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, FRONT Triennial…).

    In 2012, she started a series on "ethnographic fictions”, hyphenated forms in-between visual anthropology and experimental documentaries. SOL NEGRO (2016), LA LIBERTAD (2016), JENY303 (2018) and THE LABYRINTH (2018) are the main pieces of this series. Awarded at the Locarno Film festival, FIDMarseille, Doclisboa, Fronteira Film festival and MIDBO (Colombia), these films were also part of the official selections of the Toronto Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, Torino, FICUNAM, La Habana, among others. Recent focus on her work have been held at TIFF Lightbox, the Flaherty Seminar, London´s ICA and Chicago´s SAIC.

    Selected Filmography