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Part of SFFILM Festival

Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another

Directed by Jessica Sarah Rinland

Argentina | New Visions | 67

11 Apr
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm
YBCA 701 Mission St (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
19 Apr
Sun, Apr 19 at 4:30 pm


In a sterile environment, unnamed experts meticulously replicate an elephant tusk and other objects with the help of 3D printers, molds, and brushes – as if excavating artifacts from the wild – all observed at an extreme closeness. Questioning the relationship between replica and original, Jessica Sarah Rinland presents images of the hands of those that cast, cut, trim, and craft these items with pleasing attention to the process and a sensorial sound design. The film delights in the craftsmanship of people whose extraordinary efforts are often just packed away.

Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another amplifies the tactile qualities of the many processes involved in repairing objects, fabricating copies, and ensuring their long-term saving as historical records, presenting actions in close-ups filled with haptic energy.” —Filmmaker Magazine

Director Jessica Sarah Rinland

Jessica Sarah Rinland is an artist and photographer as well as a filmmaker. Among her short works are Nulepsy (2010), Adeline for Leaves (2013), Electric Oil (2013), Expression of the Sightless (2016), and Black Pond (2018). Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another is her first feature.



Film Details

Language Spanish, Portuguese, English

Year 2019

Runtime 67

Country Argentina/UK/Spain

Director Jessica Sarah Rinland

Producer Jessica Sarah Rinland, Beli Martínez

Writer Jessica Sarah Rinland

Editor Jessica Sarah Rinland

Cinematographer Jessica Sarah Rinland, Luis Arnías

Cast Jessica Sarah Rinland, Luís Arnías, Joel Seidner