Vladimir Film Festival

(out)Performance by Javi­er Varillas

Fažana / Kasarna / 16 / 9 / 2021 / Film

Javi­er Varil­las, the Spain-born and cur­rently Prague-based film­maker already behind The Ulti­mate Pess­ert­ive Remix screened at Vladi­mir Film Fest­iv­al 2019 — amongst oth­er full-length skate videos — presents his new work, this year, via (out)Performance, co-fea­tur­ing the tal­ents of loc­als Kuba Novot­ný, Daniel Dauš, Roman Špaček, Payo Lab­bé and Štěpán Janda to tell the story of a group of 30-plus-year-old skate­boarders united by the tire­less motiv­a­tion for search­ing and exploit­ing their immin­ent urb­an terrain. 

Javier’s first ven­ture into the world of HD also marks a more per­son­al spin on his usu­al approach and res­ults in an intim­ate testi­mony of com­mit­ment, determ­in­a­tion and friendship.

We are put­ting in the pro­ject a good amount of effort into por­tray­ing the “skate­board­ing in the city” thing in the con­text of the par­tic­u­lar Prague’s archi­tec­ture (with mostly new “unseen” spots), which is going to give, in my opin­ion, an altern­at­ive (and fresh) view of the cur­rent Prague skate scene.