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Essay Film Festival: Live Conversation with Nuria Giménez Lorang

Venue: Online

Join us for a live discussion with filmmaker Nuria Giménez Lorang, who will be in conversation with Julia Martos Ramirez, chaired by Janet McCabe.

This session will take place on Collaborate:

Written and directed by Nuria Giménez Lorang, My Mexican Bretzel combines found footage editing and literary invention to tell the intimate story of Vivian Barrett, a woman living comfortably in Switzerland in the post-war decades. Her life unfolds in home movies filmed by husband Léon, and through her journal entries, where happiness caught on camera diverges from what is expressed in the diaries, to reveal that nothing as it seems. As the film progresses, Vivian – and, for reasons that will become clear, the viewer – eventually come to muse: what is reality but a continuous and infinite reconstruction? My Mexican Bretzel won Best Film, Screenplay and Directing at Gijon Festival International Film Festival (2019) and the Found Footage Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam (2020).

My Mexican Bretzel can be viewed anytime between 25 March and 3 April via the Essay Film Festival website:


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