Knots and Holes. An Essay Film on the Life of Nets.

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Knots and Holes.
74 minutes / Colour / 2018
Directed by
Mattijs Van de Port

Country of production Netherlands

A singular anthropological essay film that observes the various nets we find across different contexts in Bahia (from fishing nets to delicate nets of lace), and the emotions and sensations associated with them. It continues to ponder how these nets materialize principles of connection, of filtering and of patterning. As the scope widens to the nets of longitude and latitude that encircle the globe, and of virtual networks like Grindr, Van de Port wonders aloud how connection, filtering and patterning play themselves out in his own life – as a filmmaker, as an anthropologist, as a-gay-man-in-love.

Director Mattijs Van de Port will take part in a Q&A following this screening.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Special Interest

Language and subtitles English, Portuguese

Location(s) depicted Bahia, Brazil

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