DEATH IN ARIZONA

A FILM BY TIN DIRDAMAL

A patient portrayal of a small Bolivian city shot entirely through the windows of an apartment over the course of one year. All is narrated by and seen through the eyes of a filmmaker who returned to his lost love’s empty apartment in pursuit of answers and liberation.

At first the camera finds empty memories, a desperate attempt to conjure this woman back to this vacant space. I find things she left behind. Her blue shirt. The wooden crates still nailed to the kitchen walls. The glass jars filled with muña, cola de caballo, wira wira; herbs she taught me how to use. All this is still here. Did she leave them knowing I would come back? Might she come back? Everything is as it was, as I remember, but somehow different; dirtier, less proportional. The clock is stopped, the bed has no sheets. Have I moved back here?

TITLE Death In Arizona
GENRE Documentary
LENGTH 75 minutes
FORMAT HD
LANGUAGE Spanish
LOCATION Bolivia

PRODUCTION Producciones Tranvía
IN ASSOCIATION WITH Piano, Sutor Kolonko
PRODUCERS Julio Chavemontes, Ingmar Trost
WRITER & DIRECTOR Tin Dirdamal
IN COOPERATION WITH Arte

Mexico / Germany 2014