Cuba, Belgium | 2023 | 17 min

Signs, shapes, writings, abstract and figurative images alternate in this variation on blue directed by Violena Ampudia. The film director welcomed women who have experienced post-partum depression in a cyanotype laboratory. She asked them to transfer hidden desires, forbidden thoughts, and profound fears on the printed paper, describing the emotional tones of their psychological condition through the nuances of Prussian blue, the colour of contemplation, sentiment, and melancholy. The result is a visceral work that strikes the inner chords of the female universe. Sense of guilt, low self-esteem, feeling of helplessness and inadequacy float in this atypical representation of motherhood, accompanied by an essential but effective soundtrack. A delicate film that approaches frankly a complex theme, one that too often feels taboo in western society. (s.c.)

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 06 Nov 2023
  • Time: 5:45


Spazio Alfieri
Spazio Alfieri - Via dell'Ulivo, 8, 50122 Florence
Violena Ampudia


Violena Ampudia

Violena Ampudia is a Cuban filmmaker and actress who currently resides in Lisbon. She has a background in Performing Arts and Film Directing, and has obtained degrees in Filmmaking. Her films have been showcased at various festivals, including Jihlava IDFF, Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse, Belo Horizonte IFF, Curta Kinoforum ISSF in São Paulo, Potiers IFF, and Doc Buenos Aires IDFF. Ampudia is currently a member of the analog film collective Laboratório da Cave, based in Lisbon.

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