Filmscreening: Tiempo de Lluvia, conversation with director Itandehui Jansen.

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Wednesday 18 October 2023

CAS and Film Studies Department are proud to present Tiempo de Lluvia by Mexican-Dutch director Itandehui Jansen.

26th October 16:30-18:30 p.m School V.

Filmscreening and a Roundtable with the participation of: Dr. Itandehui Jansen, Dr. Ana Gutierrez Garza (CAS director), Dr. Isabel Seguí (Film Studies) and Fernanda Miño (Film Studies).

Trailer of the film here: https://filmfreeway.com/TiempoLluvia

 

A powerful story of economic migration between rural and urban Mexico. Soledad is a matriarch and traditional healer whose daughter Adele left their village to work in Mexico City leaving behind her infant son. Years later, Soledad and her grandson Jose share a strong bond rooted in their love of culture and land. As she continues to pass on her knowledge and teachings to him, she receives an unexpected call that her daughter is getting married and intends for Jose to join them in the city. Fearing an uncertain future for them both, Soledad struggles to cope with her impending heartbreak as she awaits her daughter’s return.

 

Director Biography – Itandehui Jansen

Itandehui Jansen studied film directing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. She has participated in different selective international training programs, such as the BERLINALE TALENTS and The TORINO FILM LAB. Her films have screened at international festivals such as the IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), The World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam, The Morelia International Film Festival, ZINEBI, and SLAMDANCE. Her short film The Last Council won several international awards and was nominated for the Mexican Film Critics Award Diosa de Plata. At present she is an Associate Professor in Film Practice at Screen Academy Scotland.

Director Statement

Having migrated at a young age from Mexico to the Netherlands, I wanted to make a film from the perspective of a child who is about to leave their community. In Times of Rain is a patchwork of stories inspired by the writer’s experiences, my own, and those of friends, and family members, and many others who shared their stories with us and who have had to migrate at some point and leave their communities behind.

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