France/Greece, 2018, 60 min
Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic hommage to a land of extremes; the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores different quests for the self through transvestism, carnaval and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.
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Evangelia Kranioti is a Greek-born director and visual artist based in Paris, working with film, photography and installations. She has studied law at the National and Kapodistrian university of Athens (1997-01), piano at the National conservatory of Athens (1987-01), visual arts at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris (2002-07) and cinema at Le Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains in France (2012-14). She is currently developing the screenplay of her debut feature fiction film at the Atelier Scénario of La Fémis in Paris.
Berlinale 2018. Hot Docs 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. Thessaloniki DFF 2018. Istanbul FF 2018.
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