Screening time  
27.03. / Monday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5  
31.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5  

A 33-years-old Jaime Saldaña is schizophrenic, and has been in a mental institution for almost half of his life. Through a series of conversations, he shares his world view, his superpowers, his fears and feats, and whatever else he has on his mind. The film is built from the conversations the director Francisco Javier Rodriguez had with Jaime. The result is an experiment in identity, as well as a film that attempts to blur the line between fact and fiction, just as they are blurred in Jaime’s head. The film questions our own perception of reality and asks how did our version come to be the norm.


Francisco Javier Rodriguez

Francisco Javier Rodriguez is a filmmaker and cinematographer who lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. A native of Santiago, Chile, he graduated from the University of Arts and Social Sciences with a major in fine arts. Shortly after he begins a long collaboration with contemporary dance companies and choreographers as a stage designer and video artist. As a cinematographer he has worked in several documentary and feature films. In 2019 he was awarded best cinematography at 9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-19 for the feature length film La Pivoine directed by Joaquin Breton. His last documentary Jaime (2022) premiered at Visions du Réel.

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2022, 37'

Directed by:
Francisco Javier Rodriguez

Screenplay by:
Francisco Javier Rodriguez

Francisco Javier Rodriguez

Edited by:
Francisco Javier Rodriguez

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel: Special Mention (2022), IDFA (2022), Valladolid IFF (2022), Tallinn Black Nights FF (2022), Camerimage (2022)