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El Gran Movimiento

August 18, 2022

El Gran Movimiento

(dir. Kiro Russo, 2021)

Los Angeles premiere!


7:00 PM


8:00 PM


2220 Arts + Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Expanding on the hybrid narrative of his remarkable debut Dark Skull (Locarno in Los Angeles 2017), Kiro Russo has mounted a monumental,  gently mystical portrait of the contemporary central South American  cityscape and those who work within its bowels and environs. Set in the  alternately harsh and beautiful terrain of La Paz, Bolivia and its  surrounding rural areas, El Gran Movimiento follows a young miner as he looks for work alongside his friends, even  as he begins to descend into a mysterious sickness. With its marvelous  long-lens zoom work and increasingly dynamic, rhythmic editing, Russo’s  film is a hypnotic journey into a psychological space that touches upon  the supernatural.

Official Selection: Venice, San Sebastian, NYFF, Vienna.

A thoroughly idiosyncratic and elliptical approach to the city symphony.

- Ryan Swen, InReviewOnline

A work both fascinating in its suggestions and beautiful in its compositions.

- Soham Gadre, The Film Stage

Luminous... akin to experiencing a kind seance, a communing with an otherworldly realm.

- Leonardo Goi, MUBI Notebook

[A]  captivating cinematic opus... Russo imposes brilliant cinematographic  personality and [a] highly original gift for conveying atmosphere.

- Fabian Lemercier, Cineuropa

Russo’s  particular spin on hybridity grants his nonprofessional actors the  freedom to inhabit both real and imaginary realms, subject and character  becoming synonymous.

- Jay Kuehner, Cinema Scope

(Available to download after screening date)

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