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1070 Brussels, Belgium

(Revolución, cumple tu promesa) Amor Rojo

Dora García

HD, color, 16:9, Spanish, German & Russian spoken, English subtitles, BE/NO, 2024, 95’

Turn your love into a weapon. This film reads Soviet revolutionary and sexual activist Alexandra Kollontai’s writings on female sexuality and emancipation, on the abolition of the family and the need to “change hearts and minds”. This reading traces a complex web of connections between 20th century European Marxist feminism and 21st century Latin American transfeminisms, between personal and collective mourning, between a myriad of ways of understanding the feminine, and between the melancholic gaze of disenchantment and the furious, tender, and imperious demand that the Revolution, finally, fulfil its promise.

(Revolution, fulfil your promise) Red Love (2024) is the sister film to Red Love (2023). The sounds and images from the original footage of Red Love have been completely re-edited, and a wealth of new archive material has been added, which is clearly inscribed with the urgency of militancy while tracing careful historical genealogies.

This film is the result of 8 years of research going from Moscow Engels-Marx-Lenin archives to multiple personal, familiar, historical and activist archives in Mexico and Latin America. It is a collective work made by a team of researchers and artists of different nationalities. It wants to inscribe itself in the urgency of the tradition of militant film while at the same time tracing careful historical genealogies and projecting into the future.

Special Mention Burning Lights Competition Visions du Réel 2024.

Protagonists Vivian Abenshushan, Valeria Angola, La Bruja de Texcoco, Gisela Castillo, Alaíde Castro, Paloma Contreras Lomas, Lilian Cuervo, Alicia Hopkins, Ana Victoria Jiménez, Carla Lamoyi, Liz Misterio, Vivian Olmos, Rina Ortiz, Olga Rodríguez Montemayor, Havi Sánchez, Valentina Sánchez Uzal AKA Venus, Gerardo Sansón Pérez & Ana Zambrano
Texts Alexandra Kollontai
Camera Vincent Pinckaers & Miriam Ortiz Guzmán
Camera assistance Artur Castro Freire & Fernanda Patricia Vazquez Alcántara
Additional camera Gisela Castillo & & Esthel Vogrig
Sound Laszlo Umbreit
Soundtrack Jan Mech
Editing Simon Arazi & Dora García
Music La Bruja de Texcoco, Krõõt Juurak & Susanna Wallumrød
Produced by Auguste Orts & Dora García
With support from Norwegian Artistic Research Program – Diku, Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Arts Council Norway – The Audio and Visual Fund, KUF grant – Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Fotogalleriet Oslo, Netwerk Aalst, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Garage Field Research – Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow, On & For Production and Distribution, FICUNAM, Intersección Lab, FID Marseille & Rose Art Museum

(Revolución, cumple tu promesa) Amor Rojo has been on display at the following locations:

Visions du Réel Nyon, (CH) Saturday, Apr 20 2024 Visions du Réel Nyon, (CH) Thursday, Apr 18 2024