"We are a mass. A functional mass of elements. Of fluids, of tissues, of minerals, of water. We are this. We are not: 'from dust we came and to dust we return.' We don't become dust. We become amorphous mass, putrid, pestilent, pieces that resemble rocks and pieces of other things. We are much closer to the constitution of other things much more than we think or we would like to think."
Given Le Fresnoy's involvement, I'm wondering if it's a student film. Regardless of whether it is or not, it's damn impressive. An unerringly haunting tone pervades the film and it wrenches poetry out of the most terrible things. Not sure if the soliloquy on dust is a deliberate nod to Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light but this is a worthy companion piece for that masterpiece.
Exploring the recent History of Peru with photo archives and interesting sound work. It is never dull and illustrative but more like a try at adding something with the sound : atmosphere, poetry, to make it personal. Sadowski is not Chris Marker though, her proposition comes closer to what Patricio Guzmán offers. Very good short on a under-the-radar topic.