Verano de Goliat

21 October, 2016 - 19:30

In the presence of Nicolás Pereda.


A collaboration by Cinematek, Courtisane, Embassy of Mexico in Belgium, VDFC, Universiteit Antwerpen and Nederlandse Filmacademie Amsterdam School of the arts supported by Instituto Cervantes Brussels.

Verano de Goliat (Summer of Goliath)

Nicolás Pereda

Shocked by her husband’s sudden departure, Teresa embarks on a mission to find out what happened. Instead of finding answers, her mission becomes a journey through the streets and homes of the people she meets. Blending fiction and documentary, her wanderings portray the town and its inhabitants. Constructed through characters and the village’s corporeal landscape, we drift with Teresa through spaces and people suffering the effects of lost loved ones, broken promises, disconnection and eternal longing.

"In Verano de Goliat I attempt to evoke the sentiment of an entire town. It is a town in which people have grown with resentment to one another. Family members abandon each other, soldiers wish to intimidate people, stories of mysterious deaths haunt the town, and an overall feeling of abandonment lures over all the characters. It is a film that seeks to evoke feelings and desires by emphasizing moments of the everyday. My concern in constructing such a film is to understand and ultimately to evoke the experience of the everyday within this environment, and to convey through film –albeit a visual medium-a physical sense of feelings, place, and culture". N.P.