Friday, July 7, 2017

Guilherme Kujawski curates world's first cli-fi movie festival in Brazil (not documentaries but fictional feature movies, dramas, etc)

Guilherme Kujawski tells this blog:

Climate fiction (abbreviated as cli-fi) is, as its name suggests, fictional literature about the effects of climate change on the planet. The infamous post-apocalyptic dramas and catastrophe films touch the subject, but they are not "cli-fi" films par excellence. Moreover, films adapted from books have not yet been made, which leaves a uncomfortable cinematographic vacuum in the present times. Sesc Santos takes the initiative with Cinema and Ambiente - Mostra Cli-Fi (Cinema and Environment - Cli-fi Film Festival), which can be seen as a genuine climatic fiction film showcase, but with some caveats. Its differential is its heterogeneity, presenting eight fiction films (not necessarily "sci-fi") in which the climate serves as a backdrop, with more or less prominence, but which invariably carries the attributes of a true character, such is its influence on the narratives.


10/05 Take Shelter (2011), by Jeff Nichols (Psychological thriller drama)
11/05 45 Years (2015), by Andrew Haigh (Romantic drama)
12/05 The Last Wave (1977), by Peter Weir (Mystery drama)
14/05 Snowpiercer (2013), by Bong Joon-ho (Science fiction thriller)
17/05 Bolgen (2015), by Roar Uthaug (Catastrophe drama)
18/05 The Road (2009), by John Hillcoat  (Post-apocalyptic drama)
19/05 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), by Benh Zeitlin (Fantasy drama)
21/05 Interstellar (2014), by Christopher Nolan (Science fiction)


SESC, a Brazilian non-profit private institution.


Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.


Guilherme Kujawski is a freelance writer and curator based in São Carlos, Brazil. After a MA Degree in MediaArtHistories at Donau-Universität Krems, Austria, he began his doctoral studies in architecture and urbanism at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is author of numerous articles on new media art and was editor of CIBERCULTURA, an art and science online magazine sponsored by Itaú Cultural Institute. There he also coordinated a number of symposiums and exhibitions, having co-curated four editions of Emoção Art.ficial, the international art and technology biennial. He is also a science fiction writer, having published in 1994 his first book, Piritas Siderais (Outer Space Pyrites), a baroque cyberpunk novel

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