World Premiere

Fugue (Fuga)

15
89 mins
Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez
Saor Sax, Valentina Linares Gonzáles

Premiere Status

World Premiere

Countries

Belgium, France, Netherlands, Peru

Language

Spanish, with English subtitles

Content Warning

Animal cruelty, Death and dying, Homophobia and heterosexism

Run Time

89 minutes

Overview

Part of the 

strand.

A richly poetic and moving film about a young person journeying to bury their lover in the heart of the Peruvian jungle.

Slow revelations and reflections begin to paint a picture of the deceased and a life before as we learn of a troubling past haunted by intimidation and violence.

Deliberately paced and defined by a unique visual and sonic style, this haunting and emotional film is an unforgettable sensory experience. 

– Paul Ridd


Fuga (Escape) is the continuation of our last film By the Name of Tania which was also shot in the Peruvian Amazon. Our experience with vulnerable populations forges deep ties leading us from one film to another. Fuga explores the stories of homosexuals persecuted by the Tupac Amaru and Shining Path terrorist groups during the “dirty war” in Peru (1970-2000). This generation, which survived persecution in silence and shame, has yet to be heard and recognised.

We worked with queer artist Saor Sax. Sometimes male, sometimes female, he is pure insolence for an Amazon society plagued by evangelistic morality. It is through his quest that Fuga makes the link between present and past. Saor discovers Valentina’s life through those who knew her as Pol, before her transformation, during the years of terrorism.

By telling their love story and revisiting Valentina’s troubled past, Fuga draws a portrait of this absent woman of double identity and lifts the curtain on a complex historic reality.

– Directors Mary Jiménez and Bénédicte Liénard

Showtimes

Friday 16 August
11:00

89 mins

The Cameo

Cameo 1
Pay What You Can (£3 – £11)
Saturday 17 August
15:50

89 mins

Summerhall

Red Lecture Theatre
Sunday 18 August
13:15

89 mins

50 George Square

Screening Room
Tuesday 20 August
13:15

89 mins

Inspace

Screening Room

The Venue

50 George Square

Newington,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9JU

The Venue

Inspace

1 Crichton Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9AB

The Venue

Summerhall

1 Summerhall,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1PL

The Venue

Cameo Cinema

38 Home Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9LZ

More events

Picked for you

Joy Dancer

A dance-filled documentary about South African choreographer and activist Gregory Maqoma. Maqoma works with composer Thuthuka Sibisi to create a radical and unique theatrical...

Suzanne Smith, Sylvia Solf
2024
73 mins

A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Things

A personal journey through art and the great mystery of creativity. 20 years after her death, filmmaker Mark Cousins looks at the life and...

Mark Cousins
2024
88 mins

Lilies Not For Me

An intricately constructed, lyrical and heartbreaking film about two young men wrestling with their sexuality in the repressive English society of the 1920s. Told...

Will Seefried
2024
99 mins