Vivan las Antipodas
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Vivan las Antipodas

Great for a patient viewer who likes to see lingering shots of beautiful places.

Vivan Las Antipodas

DIRECTED BY VICTOR KOSSAKOVSKY (Germany/Netherlands/Argentina/Chile, Special Presentations)


SCREENINGS:

Monday, April 30, 9:30 p.m.
Tiff Bell Lightbox 1 (350 King Street West)

Tuesday, May 1, 1:30 p.m.
Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West)

Saturday, May 5, 1:30 p.m.
Tiff Bell Lightbox 1 (350 King Street West)


Do you ever wonder what’s on the exact opposite side of the world from Toronto? We hadn’t either (hint: it’s probably the ocean somewhere near Australia), but you might after watching Vivan Las Antipodas. The film is a cinematic look at the rare places on polar opposite ends of the world, whose very different people would reach each other if they could only dig a tunnel straight through the Earth’s core.

This film is slow-moving but beautiful, giving the viewer plenty of time to soak up the unique vibe of each of the special places it features: rural areas, villages, and cities in Argentina, China, Russia, Chile, Botswana, Hawaii, Spain, and New Zealand.

On the downside, there’s not much in the way of plot. Not ideal for those with attention spans on the shorter end of normal, this is the type of film that draws out a shot of a whistling man for 45 seconds after he he has moved out of the frame. But for those with wanderlust and curiosity about the world’s hidden corners, it is very much worth your patience.


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