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Liván García-Duquesne

Liván García-Duquesne

Liván García-Duquesne (Writer and filmmaker)
French-Spanish journalist and filmmaker based in London, with an interest in trauma, Solanas and Deleuze

Livan Garcia-Duquesne is a UK-based French-Spanish filmmaker and writer. He holds an MPhil in Film & Screen Studies from the University of Cambridge and his academic work has been centred around the works of Fernando E. Solanas, the representation of historical trauma in film, as well as Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of cinema. He has reviewed films for Alborada and others.


Other posts by Liván García-Duquesne
Enys Men
Billed as a Cornish "folk horror" tale, Mark Jenkin's astounding second feature transports viewers to a mysterious coastal island in the 1970s, without slipping into tiresome cliches - in cinemas on Friday, January 13th [Read More...]

PÖFF’s First Feature Competition: Reflections upon leaving Tallinn
Liván García-Duquesne describes his unforgettable experience at Northern Europe's most exciting and diverse film festival; he watched all the 18 films in the First Feature Competition! [Read More...]

Upon Entry
US border officers put young Spanish woman and her Venezuelan partner through the wringer, in a deeply dehumanising interrogation procedure - dirty gem premieres in the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Amar Colony
A tale of repressed eroticism unfolds between the tenants of a dilapidated apartment in this strikingly original Indian debut – from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Other Child
Supernatural horror from South Korea blends Christian faith with the disappearance of a disabled child, but the outcome is mostly messy and convoluted – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Double Life (Topeltelu)
A solitary wife yearns for the affection of a man she has hired to impersonate her husband - minimalistic Japanese film premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Unbalanced (Zošalieť)
Nadia's dream home turns into a nightmare after a neighbour from hell pushes her over the edge - Slovakian blend of comedy and horror premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Man Without Guilt
A hospital cleaner becomes the caretaker of the man who once destroyed her life - moving tale of forgiveness premieres at the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

The Hatcher (Matecznik)
A young man grows under the authoritarian gaze of a severe mother-figure in a secluded flat – Polish parable premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Everybody Wants To Be Loved (Alle Wollen Geliebt Werden)
Immature family members take advantage of a mother with a giant heart; German dramedy has touching performances, as well as the ability to portray domestic life with naturalism – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Other Widow
Israeli blend of comedy and drama offers a refreshing take on grief from the perspective of the mistress – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Parade (Paraad)
Family comedy from Lithuania has a very interesting premise, and a brand of humour edging on the parodic - from the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Klokkenluider
Awkward guests mingle in a claustrophobic Belgian holiday home - dark British comedy with a vital political message shows in the First feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

The Land Within (Osa mullast)
The excavation of a mass grave triggers the resurfacing of the past, in this deeply moving tale of impossible love, of yearning for a homeland tarnished by memories of war – Swiss Kosovar production premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Pelican
Absurdist Croatian film with a unique sense of humour features a depressed goalkeeper desperate to change his ways after a ski accident – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Amusia
Dramedy from Italy has an interesting premise, however it remains too focused on the grandeur of its aesthetics in order to convey a meaningful tale of love – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

The Poet (Poetas)
This gorgeous historical drama set in Stalinist times does not shy away from tarnishing the often-times misguided faith in art and in the creative individual – Lithuanian film premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Storm
An impressive, slick and well-produced Norwegian debut film which sadly becomes nothing more than the sum of its parts – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Until the Branches Bend
A minimalist and intimate Canadian debut that sets up an ambitious critique of contemporary life under capitalism – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Perfect Number (Liczba doskonała)
A touching confessional film from a veteran Polish filmmaker whose life-long obsession has been the exploration of science, vocation and personal relationships – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

EO (IO)
This poetic and strikingly beautiful return to form from Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski is also a deeply personal and desperate plea for animal rights - in cinemas on Friday, February 3rd [Read More...]

Elusive Landscapes (Neidsaare hoo peal)
An abstract documentary from Estonia which will test viewers' patience but which offers rewarding moments if one is willing to let go - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Six Weeks (Hat hét)
Touching social realist film from Hungary follows the existential questioning of a teenage girl as she gives up her baby for adoption – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti in Six Chapters
A succinct and engrossing new documentary which shows a nation desperate to exorcise the ghosts of history through the celebration of the Kanaval - in cinemas on Friday, November 11th [Read More...]

This is National Wake
A fateful story of punk talent is wasted away under the tight grips of Apartheid – from the Doc'n Roll Festival [Read More...]

Una Femmina – The Code of Silence
A meaningful genre-inflected drama set to document the intertwinement between the patriarchy and the mafia from the perspective of the women who rebelled - from Raindance [Read More...]

PÖFF’s First Feature Competition: youthful insights from around the world
This year's exciting debut feature selection offers a vast catalogue of intriguing films set to put emerging filmmakers on the map! [Read More...]

Pamfir (Памфір)
A striking debut from up-and-coming Ukrainian filmmaker, this relentless tale of survival blends in folklore with the gangster genre - from the Raindance Film Festival [Read More...]

Ithaka
The enigmatic character study of Assange’s father, John Shipton, is a masterful piece of filmmaking that will impress Assange's supporters as well as also those who don't like him - in cinemas on Friday, July 8th [Read More...]

Resistances: Words and Art for Fighting Political Defamation
Four Brazilian artists living in political exile aim to transform trauma into art and beauty, in this reflective piece of filmmaking - at the Rich Mix on Saturday, May 28th [Read More...]

On the Ground
On Central London’s Highbury Corner, a group of protesters demonstrate against the proposed felling of seven trees, in a refreshing representation of political action - at the Rich Mix on May 5th [Read More...]

No Extradition
Documentary follows John Shipton, the father of journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in his efforts to prevent his son from being extradited to the United States - now on VoD [Read More...]

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