El Auge del Humano - A film by Eduardo Williams
In collaboration with Kinemastik, Valletta Contemporary will be hosting a film club involving a series of six films created by young ﬁlmmakers from around the world of cinema.
For the first screening, Kinemastik presents El Auge del Humano (The Human Surge), 2016, which is Eduardo's first feature film exclusively premiering in Malta at Valletta Contemporary.
Working and losing a job.
To walk, arrive, greet.
To get connection or to look for it.
For some young people in Buenos Aires, Maputo or Bohol, some things seem to be the same, or almost.
In a chase without hurry, something about that mystery that unites us all, not only humans, will be unveiled.
Eduardo Williams (1987, Argentina) studied at the University of Cinema in Buenos Aires, before being part of Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains [National Studio of Contemporary Art] in France. His first short films were filmed in Argentina but his most recent work, filmed in different countries, included the uncertainty of movement and spontaneous connections made within various contexts as a central part of his work. Pude ver un puma (Could See a Puma, 2011) and Que je tombe tout le temps? (That I’m Falling, 2013) were premiered in Cinéfondation and the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Tôi quên rồi! (I Forgot!, 2014) had its premiere at FIDMarseille. Retrospectives of his short films were organised in the Cinémathèque Française de Paris and in the International Festival of Valdivia, Chile, among others. His first feature film, El auge de lo humano (The Human Surge, 2016), won the Best Film Award in the Cineasti del presente [Emerging Young Directors] at the Locarno Film Festival and was later shown at the Toronto International Film Festival - Wavelengths, New York Film Festival - Projections, Tate Cinema, Viennale and the Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, among others.
This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Education and Employment.