The Despair of Monkeys

  • Julián García Long
  • France
  • 2023
  • 17'
  • La Desesperación de los monos

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A land that no longer resembles itself, the ancient Patagonian monkey puzzle trees are retreating before the invasion of pine forests. Across the ocean, in Brussels, the same trees adorn courtyards, streets and squares. A family driving in a car excitedly counts the araucarias. How did these trees become a symbol of Western European bourgeois fashion?

Subtitles: EN

Julián García Long

Julián García Long (Patagonia, 1988) is a director, screenwriter and researcher. He graduated from UNA in Buenos Aires and Le Fresnoy in France. He is a doctoral student at the LUCA School of Arts in Belgium. He participated in the Berlinale Talents 2020 program. He was the screenwriter on several documentaries and he is currently preparing several projects on landscape construction in the Patagonian forests.

The Despair of Monkeys

Julián García Long
Julián García Long
Julián García Long
Manuel Embalse
Manuel Embalse
Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts
Festivals & Awards
Riga Int'l Film Festival – Special Mention

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