Festival de cine INSTAR

Special Presentations

The Winter Campaigns

Rafael Ramírez


The Winter Campaigns


In a house, in no man's land, a video game player lives with his family. Other characters move through this concentric empire, agitated by an omnipotent force. The player questions his role in what he understands as a war between Reality and Language. The Great Adversary develops his strategy from a distant world, a place populated with a system of spheres, maps, embryos, where he controls the march of his armies.

Director: Rafael Ramírez

Year of production: 2019

Countries: Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico

Running Time: 70


Monday December 4th to Sunday December 10th

10:00 – 24:00 (GMT-5)


Online for Cuba

Thursday December 7

21:00h (GMT-3)

Centro Cultural General San Martín

Sarmiento 1551, C1042 ABC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Saturday December 9

17:00h (GTM-4h)

e-flux Screening Room

172 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA

Production: Carolina Graterol, Rafael Ramírez, Víctor Santillán

Genres: Fiction, Experimental

Language: Spanish

Production Companies: Maraca Cine, WunderKabinett Films

Photography: Laura Sanz

Screenplay: Rafael Ramírez, Jimmy Nieves

Editing: Alejo Alas

Sound Design: Jesús Bermúdez

Music: Rafael Ramírez, Jesús Bermúdez, Rafael R. Betancourt

Cast: Jimmy Nieves, Ramón Legón, José Luis Rodríguez Mustelier, José Luis Carralero

Festival Selections: Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, documenta fifteen, Irida Visions, Horizontes do Filme Ensaio – Porto Alegre.

Director's bio:

Rafael Ramírez (Cuba, 1983). BA in Audiovisual Communication by the University of the Arts, Havana, Cuba. Graduated in Documentary Filmmaking at the EICTV of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. His work has been part of international programs in France, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, USA, Greece and Japan. His short films and projects have been premiered or selected in relevant film festivals such as Locarno, Mar del Plata, DocumentaMadrid, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Frames of Representation, Neighboring Scenes, FICValdivia, FestCurtas, MAFIZ, Frontera Sur, DocLisboa, CortosCali, among others. In the 32th edition of Mar del Plata was presented a retrospective of his works in the Altered States Section. Ramirez’s first feature “The Winter Campaigns” was premiered in the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2019. In 2021, DOCMA the Association of Documentary Cinema in Spain organized a retrospective of his work.





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