John Torres by Giovanni Marchini Camia

(Lukas the Strange, dir. John Torres. Image courtesy of the artist.)

“His early films earned him distinction as the most personal director amongst his peers due to their highly autobiographical content. The romantic tribulations at the heart of Todo Todo Teros are drawn from personal experience and he used his next feature, 2008’s Years When I Was a Child Outside, to process the discovery that his father had a secret second family. While in narrative terms he subsequently strayed away from autobiography, his focus has remained the same. At their core, his films are considerations of the inherent complexity of identity, on a personal as well collective/national level, perceived through the prism of memory and subjectivity.”

via BOMBLOG: John Torres by Giovanni Marchini Camia.