Spain, In Spanish with English subtitles., 2007, 67 min, digital, b&w
(UNAS FOTOS EN LA CIUDAD DE SYLVIA)
“[A] silent, autobiographical, essay film constructed mostly of still, black-and-white, documentary photographs that harkens back not so much to Chris Marker, who famously used a similar technique in LA JETÉE (1962), but to Eadweard Muybridge and other 19th century innovators of the ‘moving image.’ In UNAS FOTOS, Guerín wanders the streets of Strasbourg, chasing the ghost of a woman he met there more than twenty years earlier. Each photograph reconstructs and, in a sense, supplants a particular memory, transforming it, like one of Muybridge’s horses, into a single, extended frame in Guerín’s slow-moving picture.” –Darren Hughes, SENSES OF CINEMA
TWO LETTERS TO ANA / DOS CARTAS A ANA
(2011, 28 min, digital)
Inspired by the lost paintings of antiquity evoked by classical texts, in particular by Pliny the Elder’s 1st century encyclopedia, NATURAL HISTORY, Guerín constructs an epistolary essay film in which images, words, light, and shadows draw a connection between cinema and painting.