Carlos Casas (b. 1974, Barcelona, Spain) is a filmmaker and artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual arts. His films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world, like the Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, CPH DOX Copenhagen, FID Marseille, etc... Retrospectives of his films have been presented international festivals and cinematheques from Madrid, Mexico to Bruxelles, his work has been exhibited and performed in international art institutions and galleries, such as Tate Modern in London, Fondation Cartier, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou in Paris, NTU CCA Singapore; Hangar Bicocca, and La Triennale in Milan, CCCB Barcelona, Matadero Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, MAAT Lisbon, GAM Torino, Bozar, Kunsten Festival des Arts Bruxelles … among others.
The film narrates the last day of Kesuma, a Bagan fisherman, who survives living out on his bamboo fishing platform a few kilometers away from the volcanic island of Krakatoa. After a hard night’s fishing session, Kesuma spends his day exhausted repairing his nets and caring for his platform. Without any warning, there is a giant explosion and a tsunami engulfs everything. The film is turned upside down. Kesuma wakes up on a deserted mysterious island. He is now a castaway. After exploring a bit of the island, and encountering other survivor species, he finds a cave in which he can take refuge, and prepare for the ultimate sacrifice. Nothing can prepare Kesuma or the spectator for what is coming.
In residency at Camargo, Carlos Casas will continue working on this film project in partnership with FIDMarseille.