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Live to Live

Laida Lertxundi
Vivir Para Vivir
USA, Spain 2015 / 10’

Live to Live is an example of avant-garde feminist cinema with an abstract visual composition. The human body, which is the subject of ideological discourse, is present in this experimental film by Spanish artist Laida Lertxundi only in the soundtrack, in which one can hear the beating of a heart and an orgasmic climax. The images presented of mountains, an EKG, and musicians playing have no common denominator; their significance is in their political overtones.

Patryk Tomiczek

Laida Lertxundi

Born in 1981 in Spain. Instead of original works, she makes films that are composed of landscapes and sounds. In addition to making short films, she also teaches at the University of California.

Selected filmography

2007 Footnotes to a House of Love (short)
2010 Llora Cuando Te Pase/Cry When It Happens (short)
2013 Utskor: Either/Or (short)
2014 We Had to Experience but Missed the Meaning (short)
2015 Życie dla życia / Vivir Para Vivir / Live to Live (short)

Cast & Crew

director Laida Lertxundi
screenplay Laida Lertxundi
cinematography Laida Lertxundi
editing Laida Lertxundi
music Los Torinos del Norte, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
producer Laida Lertxundi
sales LUX
language no dialogue
colouration b&w