Mole Ildikó Enyedi

National Premiere

Special Screenings

Drama, Sci-Fi – HU, 1987, 70' – V.O.: Hungarian – Subtitles: Portuguese, English

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Mole is Ildikó Enyedi’s first feature film, based on The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. In the words of Octavio Paz, referring to Bioy Casares: ‘The body is imaginary and we obey the tyranny of a ghost. Love is a privileged perception, the most lucid and total, not only of the world’s unreality, but of ours: we chase shadows but we are also shadows. The figure of the fleeing narrator of Casares is in Enyedi’s eye, the camera. The ghostly world is cinema. Mole is both a crime film and a fantasy film, but it is above all about love. A character lands in a park via parachute. The spy appears to be spied on. The voiceover narration of the parachutist is the fleeing narrator. There seem to be parallel realities between the woman who observes but doesn’t see, and the man who spies. This film explores the relationship and the tension between subject and object, between seeing and being seen or filmed.

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