The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020


Germany | 2018 | 66 min
Italian | Subtitles in English
Cinematographer: Livia Romano
Director: Meritxell Campos Olivé


Canadian Premiere

Santa Inocencia is a journey into the inner self. In the frame of a small Italian village, eight characters atone themselves through the structure of the station drama. The film investigates in the spirit of the absurd the neurosis and fears of the everyday life, it's constant projections into the past or the future and the inability to experience the present.


Meritxell Campos Olivé

Meritxell Campos Olivé grew up in Bigues I Riells, a village at the border of the Catalan Pyrenees. She studied dance and acting at AREA in Barcelona and completed studies in dance pedagogy at Seneca Berlin. Her teachers include Julyen Hamilton, Maja Carrol, Jan Burkhard, Christine Rossignol, Michel Dallaire, Lars Schmidt and Los Corderos. Since 1999 Meritxell Campos Olivé has lived in Berlin, where she has worked as a choreographer and dance instructor. After several teaching positions, including one at the Tanzfabrik Berlin (2004 – 2011), she opened the space for art and creation “Urbanraum” in Berlin in 2011. In the years 2003 and 2004 she shot the documentaries El Cangrejo and El Supercake. Improvisation is a fundamental aspect of her work, with which she explores the spontaneity and natural movements to create a choreographic work.
Filmography | Santa Inocencia (2018); El Supercake (2004) ; El Cangrejo (2003)

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