Professor Nicolás Pereda’s film, Fauna, screening at BAMPFAThu, Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 pm to Sat, Oct 23, 2021, 9:00 pm
BAMPFA // 2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA
There are two screenings of Fauna at BAMPFA:
Thursday, October 21 at 7PM
Saturday, October 23 at 7PM
A longtime collaborator’s ambivalence toward participating in the television show Narcos: Mexico triggered Nicolás Pereda’s newest work, which expands his familiar concerns—the rhythms, conversations, spaces, and silences of his native Mexico—into a rewarding metafictional investigation of storytelling and our relationship to the representation of violence. An aspiring actress lugs her actor-boyfriend, fresh off a narco-trafficking role, home to Mexico, where awkward encounters with family await. The subtle brutality of familial communications soon fades as a more “Narcos-approved” narrative emerges, but whether it is drawn from life, or contemporary storytelling’s vision of “life,” is Fauna’s most pressing question.