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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Sibila
Original Title Sibila
English Title Sibila
Director Teresa Arredondo
Year 2012
Format Digibeta
Colour Color
Duration 94'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Teresa Arredondo, Martín Sappia
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Teresa Arredondo, César Boretti
  • Edición / Editing: Martín Sappia
  • Producción / Producer: Teresa Arredondo
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Casimúsicos Cine
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Names define films, especially when a name has multiple references like in this case: because the Sibilas were the women who had the gift of foreseeing the future; and Sibila is also the main character in this documentary. Director Teresa Arredondo approaches the complex life of Peruvian writer Jose Maria Arguedas’ widow and Jorge Teillier’s ex wife: a woman who was in prison for 15 years in Peru, convicted of participating in the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso. Teresa is Sibila’s niece, so her approach is not only political but also personal and familiar. One of the most interesting things about this film is the way it mixes narrative tones, and how it acquires rhythm. The beginning has an astounding contrast with the end, the narrative and aesthetic of the story change when Sibila enters the scene in order to lend her body and voice to the director. From then on, the film becomes wilder, more savage, less urban, and at the same time more conflictive and ambiguous, as the mythical character it attempts to portray.



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