El Rostro de la Medusa

an we be somebody beyond our face? A Kafkaesque dreamscape
FIlm - Wed 12 June 2024
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 20:30
End → 22:30

El Rostro de la Medusa a.k.a. The Face of the Jellyfish
by Melisa Liebenthal
Argentina, 75 min., 2022, Spanish with English subtitles

Marina’s appearance suddenly changed. One day around her thirties her face ceased to be what it was. Who is she now? Is she ill, a different person, prettier? Those around her take it in their stride, her doctor is puzzled, the authorities block her ID card. Through Marina’s story, The Face of the Jellyfish delves into a playful research around the meaning of the face, token of our identity and crucial when connecting with others. Liebenthal grounds Marina’s experiences in the everyday, then expands out to ask how human individuated identity compares with that of the animal kingdom, incorporating footage of mammals, reptiles, birds, and aquatic species.

presented by Gerwin Tamsma

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