Loosely based on Alejo Carpentier‘s novel Concierto Barroco, Leduc sends a Mexican and a Cuban Creole out to measure key points of the supposedly new world‘s history. They end up to Europe, experience the performance of Vivaldi‘s opera Montezuma and realise how the conquest of America is told here. BARROCO is the playful counterhistory of the glorified conquest. Without dialogue, and only with the means of music, Leduc designs a utopia against the background of blood-soaked history: the one and true melting pot.

Mexico/Cuba/Spain 1989
Regie: Paul Leduc
112 min, 35mm; Color; Dolby Stereo; no dialogue

2013, Archive, Award of Honor

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