In 2013, after decades working in multiple languages, Gaitán debuted her epic first fiction film, The Volcano Exiles. Even more daring, her latest film sails across the rich memories of the Americas. Inspired by a 19th century European expedition and impelled by Igor’s (played by Begê Muniz) pursuit for his Kuikuro ancestry at the present time, this river movie revisits and reinvents, between New York and Pantanal, images, partnerships, and procedures that traverse the artist’s work. In this impressive journey, the passage of time dilutes itself in the persistent fascination of the most intriguing soundscapes and visuals. (C. M)
Paula Gaitán (Paris, 1952) is a Colombian-Brazilian filmmaker, born in France and currently residing in São Paulo, Brazil. She directed her first feature film, Uaka, in 1987. Since then, she has directed dozens of feature films, videos, television series, and installations, including Diário de Sintra (2008), The Volcano Exiles (2013), Sutis Interferências (2016), É Rocha e Rio, Negro Léo (2020), and Luz nos Trópicos (2020).