The documentary Ciudad was presented at the 18th FICMBy: Gustavo R. Gallardo
Ciudad (2020), co-directed by Carlos F. Rossini, Maya Goded, Julio Hernández Cordón and Nuria Ibáñez, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) within the Mexican Documentary Section in competition.
“I realized that it was very pretentious of me to make a film that tried to draw a vision, a mirror of a city, a kind of filming challenge, and that’s when the idea of inviting more people began,” said Rossini.
This black and white documentary brings together the views of four filmmakers about Mexico City and everything that blooms there. More than portraying a city as a group, the film offers individual experiences of each director.
“It was like paying homage to Mexico City. They gave me the freedom to design four or five sequences photographed by Rossini, which would give unity to the project,” said Hernández Cordón.
Carlos F. Rossini added that it would have been risky to attempt the film in color because, in addition to temporality, each one portrays emotions, so it was decided to photograph it in black and white: “In the documentary, it gives you much more freedom to be able to consider another way of placing the camera without being concerned about the savagery of the city’s chromatic information layout”.
Ciudad will be available for free at Cinépolis KLIC from October 31 at 9:40 p.m.