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Fausto

Director: Andrea Bussman

Mexico, Canada, 2018, avant-garde, 110 min., Spanish with Lithuanian and English subtitles, V

On the Oaxacan coast of Mexico, rumblings of previous times are never far from the surface. Tales of shapeshifting, telepathy and dealings with the Devil are embedded in the colonization and enslavement of the Americas. Characters from the Faust legend mingle with the inhabitants, while attempting to colonize and control nature through a seemingly never-ending building project. Through literature, myth and local entanglements, the frontier between reality and fiction, and the seen and unseen, no longer apply.

About the director

Born in 1980 in Toronto, Andrea Bussmann studied Social Anthropology at the York University in Canada, where she also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production in 2009. Her first feature film was He Whose Face Gives no Light (2014), followed by Tales of Two who Dreamt (2016), which premiered at Berlinale Forum. Her film, Faust (2018), received a Special Mention by the Locarno Festival's Cineasti del presente jury and has been selected at FICUNAM 2019.


EU On & For Production and Distribution is initiated by Auguste Orts (BE) in collaboration with Kaunas International Film Festival (LT), LUX/LUX Scotland (UK), and Nordland Kunst -og Filmfagskole (NO).