• Greek Title Βαλεντίν Των Βουνών
  • Original Title Valentin De Las Sierras
  • Year: 1968
  • Genre: Experimental
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 10'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Bruce Baillie
  • Cinematography: Bruce Baillie
  • Editing: Bruce Baillie
  • Music / Score: Jose Santollo Nacido
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Canyon Cinema

In Bruce Baillie’s words:“Filmed in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. Titles in Spanish. Skin, eyes, knees, horses, hair, sun, earth. Old song of a Mexican hero, Valentin, sung by the blind Jose Santollo Nacido en Santa Cruz de la Soledad… The film emerges from the always painful, continuing impossibility of recording one’s own life! I remember that the strength of my daily impressions there was so severe that I really thought I couldn’t live through it. [...] It led me [...] into an essential question about recording, filming itself."

Bruce Baillie

Bruce Baillie (Aberdeen, SD, USA, 1931) served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and studied filmmaking at the London School of Film Technique. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s, becoming soon a guiding light of the New American Cinema. He founded Canyon Cinema in 1961, bringing to light underground authors of the time, and transforming it into a distribution company in 1967. He also founded, along with fellow filmmaker Chick Strand, The San Francisco Cinematheque. His film Castro Street (1966) was selected in 1992 for preservation in the United States' National Film Registry.

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