Stadtkino Basel, Basel

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Rä di Martino: Controfigura (2017)

Rä di Martino: Controfigura (2017)

Running time: 74'; Monica De Cardenas

The concept of Rä di Martino’s acclaimed new film is encapsulated in its title. Controfigura or ‘stand-in’ refers to the person who substitutes for an actor before filming, for technical purposes. But Martino gives her stand-in screen time. While he runs barefoot through the streets of Marrakech, we also see the real actors and crew working on the film. As events take place on-camera and off, before and after the call for ‘action’, different levels of reality are interwoven into an intricate web. Controfigura leaves the viewer wondering where the film starts and ends, or whether it ever ends at all.


Screening followed by a Q&A with Rä di Martino and Maxa Zoller.

Tickets | CHF 17

The Stadtkino Basel box office opens 30 minutes prior to screenings. Seating is limited. For advanced ticket reservations, please email film@artbasel.com, or visit the Film desk, Hall 2 entrance. Please note: holders of Art Basel VIP cards, Art Basel tickets, and Exhibitor passes can receive a complimentary Film sector ticket at the Stadtkino Basel box office. 

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