The language of memories - Interpreting traces of intergenerational migration

Bruno Hernandez’ research provides knowledge through audiovisual pieces of different dimensions, which function as dialogues between the living and the dead using cinema as a medium and as a space for these encounters. From a single present time, a family trans-generational interaction is facilitated and shared with the audience.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the escape of a Jewish family from Odessa fleeing the pogroms is narrated by Clara, one of the women protagonists, in a story that she leaves as a legacy sixty-six years later. This inheritance rests stored for decades in the house of Bruno's grandparents (author of this film) and becomes the basis for a speculative dialogue between various family members. A transgenerational dialogue that inhabits the mystery and plays with the speculation of an impossible encounter between different eras and migrations within the same family.

The ways of envisioning presences and the facilitation through cinema of a transgenerational dialogue led this film to a documentary, experimental and observational ground.



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