Using footage shot on a trip to Mexico, this feature-length essay film explores the childhood memories of Irish artist and film maker, Nick Stewart, and Mexican writer and artist, Helen Blejerman, while also reflecting on contemporary Mexican life as encountered on a two week trip there.
“It’s a rich and thoughtful work. It reminded me of my Mexican film, ‘What Is This Film Called Love’, and, ‘Life May Be’, the film I did with Mania Akbari, but it’s more wide ranging.”
Mark Cousins, producer, director and writer
Over a period of 30+ years Nick Stewart has been the recipient of numerous awards, residencies and commissions including from the Canada Council, the EU, the British Council, the British Film Institute, Arts Council England and the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has exhibited his performance and video work in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Ireland, Canada, USA, India and Vietnam. Originally from Ireland he now considers himself to be a Londoner.
“One of my films of the year! It is so intense, so profound. It’s dreamy and yet real. It’s thoughtful and thought-provoking. And it gets better with every chapter.”
Nadin Mai, curator and programmer, tao-films.com
Helen Blejerman is a Mexican artist and writer from Mexico City, based in the UK since 2006. She is an associate lecturer in Spanish Language and Literature in the University of Sheffield (DLL); and an associate lecturer in the Department of Fine art at Sheffield Hallam University. She has been an invited speaker in Bastad, Sweden, Dublin and Cork, Ireland and has exhibited her art projects in New York, Amsterdam, London and Mexico City.