The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: USA, PERU
Run Time: 91 minutes
When Angelina arrives at a healing-focused ayahuasca retreat in the dense jungles of Peru, Arturo (one of the resident shamans) determines she’s experiencing “susto,” or “the disease of fear.” Angelina has a valid excuse, however: she is battling cancer and has traveled thousands of miles in search of a nontraditional salve. As ICAROS: A VISION progresses, Angelina strikes up a friendship with Arturo, who has been diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease. Together they face down an uncertain future by learning how to tame the spiritual chaos that often prevents enlightenment. Filmed on location in the Amazon jungle with many non-actors in leading roles, ICAROS: A VISION is a disorienting and immersive movie crafted to resemble the mind-fracturing illumination of a psychedelic ayahuasca trip. But by blending fantasy and reality, sobriety and hallucination, the film also provides beautiful (and, occasionally, unsettling) insights into what people discover when forced outside of their comfort zone. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) —A.Z.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Friday, April 07, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 1:25 PM
CINEMA EN ESPAÑOL
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Leonor Carabello, Matteo Norzi
Leonor Caraballo tragically passed away before ICAROS: A VISION was completed. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1971 and was a photographer and experimental video artist whose work was screened internationally. Matteo Norzi was born in Italy in 1976. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Norzi is a writer and visual artist whose work has been exhibited in institutions across six continents. He is one-half of the collaborative duo Isola & Norzi.
ICAROS: A VISION (2016)
Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi
Èlia Gasull Balada
Ana Cecilia Stieglitz, Arturo Izquierdo, Filippo Timi