Open City Documentary Festival

The Still Side / El lado quieto

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Miko Revereza & Carolina Fusilier | 2021 | Mexico | 70’ | digital

The Still Side is an ambiguous, sensorial spatial study that draws upon multiple mythologies in its exploration of a forgotten pleasure island off the coast of Mexico.‘Capaluco’ was once a thriving resort popular with holidaymakers and passing cruise ships, but it now stands abandoned and empty. Filmed amongst the remains of theme parks, fabricated Greek ruins and deserted beach hotels, Revereza and Fusilier’s digital images present the desolate landscape like an architectural render. The voices of disembodied tour guides are interspersed with intimately recorded, speculative conversations between the artists as they reflect on a mysterious sea creature, sweeping from the Philippines to Mexico, and imagine the possible past and future inhabitants of this strange, forgotten landscape.