Experiencing Interruptions?

Body, Off-Center

A immobilised patient faces the crisis and isolation due to her illness, forced to surrender her body over the inquisitive clinic vision. Her distorted corporal perceptions seem to be reflected in an unsettling dreaminess that leads her to travel through her memory, an idealised health and her bedridden present. This film essay wanders on landscapes of uncertainty, and shows illness as a new resistance, as the impossibility of total stillness.

  • Romina Forno Fargo
  • Romina Forno Fargo
  • Esteban Sandoval Carrasco
  • Maura Verdejo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cuerpo Descentrado
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Film essay, experimental
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    64,000 USD
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    English, French, Spanish
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Director Biography - Romina Forno Fargo

Born in 1989 in Punta Arenas, Chile. She spends her childhood in Valparaíso, where she studies photography in Cámara Lúcida and became deeply fascinated with the sea. In 2008 she moves to Santiago to study Art History and Cinema later in the Universidad de Chile. In 2012 she suffers a severe autoimmune spinal cord injury which left her bedridden, with the time for writing “Body, Off-center”, her degree shortfilm. With this work she won in 2017 a national fund in culture to end it’s postproduction. The same year she travels to Cuba to study film writing in the the EICTV (Escuela Internacional San Antonio de los Baños), also with a national fund. Her work is characterised by the use of a multidisciplinary approach in medial art and cinematography as a means to explore character’s psychology, recreating bodily sensations in the audience through audiovisual experimentation.

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Director Statement

Illness. A moment full of uncertainty and expectation. A painful delirium. I was there, years ago. An autoimmune spinal cord injury changed everything. This short film comes from that delirium: the confinement in the apparent immobility blew up on this cathartic manifest of patience.