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BFMAF 2019 Opening Film: Cemetery

After a devastating earthquake, Nga, an old elephant and probably the last of its kind, and Sanra his mahout are about to embark on a journey to find the mythical elephant’s graveyard. A group of poachers follow them closely, while a journey of discovery and mourning starts. The viewer becomes the protagonist on a sonic trip into the cemetery and beyond. Winner of multiple awards at its world premiere at FID Marseille, Cemetery is an adventure film that unfolds into an immersive cinematic and auditory experience.

“Carlos Casas steadily digs down beneath the surface of everyday perceptions to offer up an extraordinary and almost mystical experience which is a feast for the eyes and the ears.” —Fabian Lemercier, Cineuropa

Q&A with filmmaker Carlos Casas | UK premiere of Cemetery presented jointly by BFMAF and Tate

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Director: Carlos Casas
Year: 2019
Language: Sinhala with English subtitles
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