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La Sobremesa movie and documentation

Contributed by Africa Pombo on Jul 31st, 2020. Artwork published in
September 2019
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    La Sobremesa movie and documentation 1
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    Sobremesa = n. table talk, after-dinner conversation.

    This short film is about an uncomfortable yet curious teenager who explores what she can say and what spaces she can occupy within the Spanish society and her conservative middle/upper-middle class family. Although far-right movements and populist messages are on the rise in Spain (which can be seen not only in Spain but also across the world), filmmakers are not dealing with the same restrictions as in the past (during Francoist dictatorship). This allows them to produce content about historical awareness which has previously been kept silent. It is important that Spanish filmmakers and artists address the silenced history of dictatorship because if a discussion is not put in place, it will leave a chance for fascist ideologies to rise again.

    La Sombremesa was started in September 2019 as a final major project in the Graphic & Media Design program (BA) at the London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London (UAL).

    All rights reserved. More information on my portfolio website.

    ToY (Out of the Dark) is used throughout, from movie title to merchandise and the documentation. The subtitles in the movie use Albertus Nova.

    Left: thesis. Right: booklet, documenting the making of.
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    Left: thesis. Right: booklet, documenting the making of.

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    Left: production shot. Right: a T-shirt, produced as a part of the crowdfunding. The shirt says: “I am a survivor of a long family lunch talk”.
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    Left: production shot. Right: a T-shirt, produced as a part of the crowdfunding. The shirt says: “I am a survivor of a long family lunch talk”.

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    1 Comment on “La Sobremesa movie and documentation”

    1. On Flickr, Ivan Chekhov just posted the cover of Lee Thayer’s The Key, published by Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, NY, in 1924. Not only are the letterforms equally condensed, with spikey serifs and a pronounced angled middle bar on E. The color scheme is similar, too.

      Lee Thayer -The Key (1924, 1st Edition, Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, NY)

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