Derechos del hombre  
Rights of Man


Juan Rodrígañez

ES 2018
German Premiere

76 min | 16mm on 35mm | Spanish, German, English
B: Juan Rodrigáñez, Eduard Mont de Palol | DOP: Roman Lechapelier
E: Manuel Muñoz Rivas | S: Nicolas Tsabertidis | P+D: Tajo Abajo | With Lola Rubio, Katrin Memmer, Gianfranco Poddighe, Eduard Mont de Palol, Rafael Lamata, Jorge Dutor

Monday | 14 oct 6.30 pm | Werkstattkino 

The story here only goes as far as the ambitions the circus wishes to fulfill: making art worthy of the name, an art committed to real social impact. But these buffoons end up spending most of their time arguing about all sorts of topics: the beauty of the landscape, the qualities of vernacular architecture, their own performances, while the show doesn’t quite seem to get off the ground. The film’s success and Juan Rodrigáñez’s uniqueness may be accounted for in terms of an intriguing mix, with the salt of true comedy added, of theoretical quibbles and attempts at circus numbers, of truly valid questions and the vanity of situations. Under a perfectly merry comedy horizon (for instance, how to imitate a bear or a fish along the shore), bitterness keeps growing as it plagues the beauty of the landscape. (Jean-Pierre Rehm) 

Juan Rodrigáñez   born in 1971 in Madrid, Spain. After studying film he studied history. In 2008 he founded the production company Tajo Abajo. Together with a group of choreographers and artists, he founded the Institute of Illiterate Art in 2013.

    Der Geldkomplex 2015 (10. UX) Derechos del hombre 2018