CARNE Y ARENA
CARNE Y ARENA was premiered in 2017 at the 70th Cannes Film Festival as the first virtual reality project in the festival's history. The same year, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, its director, received a special Oscar® for CARNE Y ARENA, and the short film was recognised by the Academy as an exceptional storytelling experience.
It has previously screened in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas, Montreal, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Milan and Cannes.
Based on true stories, the superficial lines between subject and viewer are blurred and blended, allowing the participant to traverse a vast space and experience in depth a fragment of the refugees' journeys. Conceived as a one-person journey, it revolves around a virtual reality sequence experienced by three simultaneous visitors in separate rooms, using cutting-edge immersive technology to create a multi-narrative light space with human characters.
In collaboration and produced by Legendary Entertainment, Emerson Collective, Fondazione Prada and PHI Studio, it is brought to Santiago de Compostela by the Xunta de Galicia, through the Fundación Cidade da Cultura de Galicia and in collaboration with 90_20.
The experience will be exhibited at the Cidade da Cultura, in Santiago de Compostela, from 1 July to 18 September 2022. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)