18 Set “Agatha” by Julian De La Chica
With a look at past suggestions, between cinema and literature, Julian De La Chica creates a completely new and original work. “Agatha” amazes for the intensity of the images, capable of transmitting meaning like words. De La Chica’s cinema is a cinema of bodies, exalted, studied under the reflections of light and sometimes transformed. The black and white certainly highlights the refinement of this film, crossed in every aspect by elegant and nostalgic choices, but this is not only its importance.
The black and white of the cinematography seems to immerse Pròspero’s body in the surrounding spaces, as if the skin found new meaning and capacity in total absorption with the world. Indeed, this is precisely the meaning of the film. Precisely in this sense of unprecedented freedom, the body finds its meaning, as an expression of something deeper. And like a silhouette that emerges by contrast, our skin also bears the wonderful and at times suffered signs of our soul. An elegant, original, poetic film that touches us with delicacy. Julian De La Chica is an author to follow.