A leading Bolshevik physician and philosopher once imagined a Communist future on Mars. This film essay by Sofía Bordenave journeys into the past, revisiting the locations where the Russian Revolution occurred 100 years earlier, using different present-day perspectives: Katya recounts events at Saint Petersburg’s Field of Mars, while Nikita and Karl move along the rooftops of the city looking for historical traces. Red Star brings the past into the present, stopping at the moment when “the future was infinite.” Winner of the Critics Award for Best First Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.

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Sol de Campinas
Jessica Sarah Rinland, 2021, Brazil, 26m
Portuguese with English subtitles
North American Premiere
This film brings to light the work of a group of archeologists carrying out excavations in a square in a Brazilian city. The soil and the objects move from the ground to the laboratory, fragments that hold the memory of a people.