Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck
Alis
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Alis

Alis

Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck

2022
84 min.
Colombia, Chile and Romania
Spanish
Subtitles: English

Un grup de noies d’una casa d’acollida de Bogotà imaginen la vida d’una companya fictícia anomenada Alis amb qui tenen l’oportunitat de somniar un futur millor.

Live Screenings
Date Time City Venue Price
07/23/2024 18:30 Caldes de Montbui Biblioteca de Caldes View

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck
Executive Production
CASA TARÁNTULA, DEFILM, PANTALLA CINES
Sound
Patrick Alexander
Production
Lise Lense-Moller, Vlad Radulescu, Nicolás Van Hemeleryck, Clare Weiskopf, Ramona Grama, Radu Stancu, Alezandra Galvis, Clare Weiskopf, Nicolás Van Hemeleryck
Synopsis

Un grup d'adolescents colombianes que viuen en una casa d'acollida de Bogotà reben la invitació de tancar els ulls i imaginar la vida d'una companya fictícia anomenada Alis. L'exercici comença com un joc innocent, ja que Alis és un llenç en blanc on totes elles poden projectar les seves pròpies experiències vitals.

A mesura que la ficció pren forma es va barrejant amb la realitat i acaba generant un espai des del qual les adolescents poden sortir d'elles mateixes i veure's des d'una perspectiva diferent. A poc a poc, les noies es fan conscients del cicle de violència en el qual han viscut, però, alhora, imaginar la companya Alis els dona l'oportunitat única de somniar un futur millor, diferent, ple de llum i d'esperança. Crystal Bear Award i Teddy Award a Berlinale 2022.

About the direction
Clare Weiskopf

Clare Weiskopf

Director

Clare Weiskopf is a filmmaker and a journalist who has spent more than twenty years working on vario...

Nicolas van Hemelryck

Nicolas van Hemelryck

Director

Nicolas van Hemelryck is a filmmaker, architect and photographer. He is a co-founder of Casa Tarantu...

Awards and festivals

Berlinale
Alemanya, 2022
Chicago International Film Festival
Estats Units, 2022
Biarritz Amerique Latine Film Festival
França, 2022
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara
Mèxic, 2022
Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
Espanya, 2022
Festival de cine Iberoamericano de Huelva
Espanya, 2020
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón
Espanya, 2021
Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck
Alis
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Reviews

'Alis' is a sensitive and generous act, which puts the safeguarding of its subjects ahead of its own desires to tell a compelling story – which, incidentally, it also does with aplomb.

— Tara Judah · Screen Daily

'Alis' is a documentary that needs to be experienced. Watching the young girls tell their stories is heartbreaking at moments. Knowing that they are telling you what they are going through is very brave of the young girls.

— Victor · Fandads

'Alis' is extremely difficult to watch at times but it’s a rewarding and life-affirming experience.

— Rob Adalm · Backseat Mafia

'Alis' relies on the frankness and purity, the naturalness and expressive power of young faces to give an overwhelming impetus to its message of hope despite some of the related terrible events, suffered by these girls on the streets of the Colombian capital.

— Alfonso Rivera · Cineuropa
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