Parsi

“No es” (It isn’t) is a cumulative poem by Mariano Blatt, which is constantly written over the course of a lifetime. The text of the poem, a list of “what seems to be but isn’t”, to which verses are added over days, months, and years, can cover anything: images, people, memories, landscapes, phrases, ideas. With this list ringing in its head, Eduardo Williams’s film Parsi finds itself in a perpetual movement through spaces and around people. We are taken on a breathless ride through bustling neighborhoods, from person to person, thrown, dipped under water, rushed from image to image, creating in the process yet another poem which is caressed by, crashes into, and spins next to “No es”.
Eduardo Williams’s films explore a fluid mode of observation, looking for mutual relations and open adventures in a physical and virtual network. He believes that uncertainty can yield its own sources of beauty and forms of small-scale resistance through communal escape and shared complicity, so as to chart the rhythms of autonomy over automatism.
by Eduardo Williams
with Ivandro Cá, Cris Gomes, Dijibril Baldé, Leandro Pereira, Edmilson Djú, Alfa Kalido Baldé, Richar Dias, Diomedes S Djú, Janaina Casimiro Ié, Vadinho da Costa, Brigila Chico Cá, Nadi Ouadé
Argentina / Switzerland 2018 Spanish 23’ Colour Documentary form

With

  • Ivandro Cá
  • Cris Gomes
  • Dijibril Baldé
  • Leandro Pereira
  • Edmilson Djú
  • Alfa Kalido Baldé
  • Richar Dias
  • Diomedes S Djú
  • Janaina Casimiro Ié
  • Vadinho da Costa
  • Brigila Chico Cá
  • Nadi Ouadé

Crew

Director Eduardo Williams
Texts Mariano Blatt
Cinematography Ivandro Cá, Vadinho da Costa, Edmilson Djú, Alfa Kalido Baldé, Richar Dias, Diomedes S Djú, Janaina Casimiro Ié, Nadi Ouadé, Brigila Chico Cá
Editing Eduardo Williams
Sound Simón Apostolou
Production Design Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Production Managers Vagner Barbosa, Quintino Antonio
Producers Nahuel Pérez Bizcayart, María Victoria Marotta, Jerónimo Quevedo

Produced by

Un puma

Eduardo Williams

Eduardo Williams, born in Argentina in 1987, studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires before joining Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in France. He has directed various short films and a feature, which have been presented at international film festivals.

Filmography

2010 Tan Atentos (Beware); 7 min. 2011 Pude ver un puma (Could See a Puma); 17 min. 2012 El ruido de las estrellas me aturde (The sound of stars dazes me); 20 min. 2013 Que je tombe tout le temps? (That I’m Falling?); 15 min. 2014 Tôi quên rôi! (I forgot!); 30 min. 2016 El auge del humano (The Human Surge); 97 min. 2018 Parsi; with Mariano Blatt

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Mariano Blatt

Mariano Blatt, born in Argentina in 1983, is a poet and literary editor. “Mi juventud unida” (Mansalva, 2015) collects his poems from 2005 to 2015. He co-directs Blatt & Ríos, an independent publishing house.

Filmography

2018 Parsi; with Eduardo Williams

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019