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Day of the Dead
A short film by Peter Bracke and Kris 'Curtiz' De Meester

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"Day of the Dead"  is a short film that delves into the unique blend of life, death, and celebration during Mexico's Day of the Dead. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the mesmerizing migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to Mexico, believed to embody the souls of the departed. The film explores the profound Mexican tradition of not just commemorating the dead but reveling in the coexistence of life and death during these sacred days.

The short film is a visual and emotional journey that explores the delicate balance between the living and the dead, culminating in a moment of serene reflection as the dead fall silent, and the living are left to calmly confront their own emotions. The film captures the essence of a cultural celebration that transcends borders, inviting audiences to reflect on the universal themes of love, loss, and the enduring connections that bind us across time and cultures.

Created by Peter Bracke and Kris De Meester

Poem by Victor Enrique

Filmed by Peter Bracke

Edited by Kris De Meester

Duration: 3 minutes

Format: Mov, 1080 x 1080

Language: English spoken.

Screenings & exhibitions: Venice Biennial Art exhibition 2024: “Personal Structures”, 20 April 2024 until 24 November 2024 / Lisbon Film Rendezvous, 9 December 2024

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