News South American and South Korean perspectives. Proxima culminates with the theme of motherhood

Published: July 06, 2023| 11:00 AM

On Thursday, the last two films will be presented in the Proxima Competition. The first screening of Birth for the audience will take place at 3:00 p.m., exceptionally in the Pupp Cinema. The South Korean drama shows a promising young writer and her boyfriend whose idyllic relationship is thrown off course by an unplanned pregnancy and paints a nuanced portrayal of a couple arriving at a crossroads. 

The director Ji-Young Yoo is looking for the very answers upon which the couple only seldom agrees.

How does one communicate with someone who cannot talk? That is a question lying in the heart of The Song of the Auricanturi, a Colombian-Argentinian film directed by Camila Rodríguez Triana. This intimate account of a pregnant woman who reunites with her nonspeaking mother for the first time since her childhood and searches for a way to communicate with her is set in an oppressive environment – people in the vicinity are dying and tension is growing in the face of an uncertain future. 

The director’s feature debut builds on her previous experience in documentary production and deals with themes of deep trauma and expectation. It will be presented to the festival audience in its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre at 7:00 p.m.


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