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Lazara Rosell Albear - Yoko Osha: Volume II (2017, 49')

Lazara Rosell Albear returns to the magical-realist world of Santeria or Regla de Osha: the mysterious religion that is practiced secretly by more than 70% of the Cuban population, in the director's home country. The film interweaves an intimate picture of this tradition and its rules and ritual initiations. By bringing together different film styles, the film becomes a subjective self-portrait of the director and the cult followers. The result is a layered work in which the place of worship and the universal human search for survival are researched through trance and heterotopias.

Lazara Rosell Albear’s film choice Face Deal (2014,29’) by Mary Jimenez
‘The director’s 101-year-old father is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. His memory loss causes an uncomfortable situation and raises questions about the nature of family and identity. Who has she become to him? A dialogue is initiated between the two people, an exchange of words, of fragments of sentences that lose themselves in the void or in a hallucinatory state. The filmmaker tries to formally develop this fragmented frenzy by working on the very texture of the image, where nothing remains in focus anymore, where everything is replaced by uncertain and confused details.” - Luciano Barisone