A MAGICAL SUBSTANCE FLOWS INTO ME

CREDITS

Original Title: A MAGICAL SUBSTANCE FLOWS INTO ME
Year: 2015
Country: Palestine, Germany, UK
Running time: 67′
Director: Jumana Manna
Screenwriter: Jumana Manna
Music:
Jochen Jezussek
Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem
Editor: Katrin Ebersohn, Jumana Manna
Producer: Jumana Manna
Contact: jumana.manna@gmail.com

A MAGICAL SUBSTANCE FLOWS INTO ME


30.10 | 22:15 | AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL DE OURENSE
31.10 | 17:00 | AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL DE OURENSE

As Avi Mograbi did in Once I Entered a Garden (2012), in A Magical Substance Flows Into Me Jumana Manna tells us of a lost paradise, an Edenic Palestine in which different ethnic groups and religions coexisted. Looking to Jewish-German musicologist Robert Lachman, Manna recovered recordings of his show for Palestine Radio in 1936 to bring them back to the present, with a more political than archaeological purpose. These recordings relive in the hands of contemporary performers who, being filmed in a common but rigorously stylized setting, must learn to reinterpret a tradition that didn’t know of cultural barriers, not to mention ethnic or religious ones.

Jaime Pena, film critic