IN THE BEAUTIFULLY photographed Corta (Cut), agricultural labourers in southwest Colombia harvest a field of sugarcane using cutlasses. The hypnotic tempo and rhythm of their handiwork is a formidable but rapidly disappearing skill and has a meditative effect, as the men sharpen their blades and chop, chop, chop. When they’re finished, enormous trucks drive back and forth and the countryside is set on fire. This is contemplative cinema at its most potent, with undeniable historical undertones. https://youtu.be/TY52E_Afuls
(69mins) | Colombia
Spanish with English subtitles
Felipe Guerrero has a Film Editing degree from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Italy. He has worked as an editor on various internationally showcased and critically acclaimed films. His award-winning film Paraíso (2006) was his directorial debut. Corta is his second film.