The Human Surge 3

West Coast Premiere, with director Eduardo Williams in person, in conversation with Jordan Cronk
Presented with Acropolis Cinema

Friday, April 5
2220 Arts + Archives

Director: Eduardo Williams 

Argentina/Portugal/Holland/Taiwan/Brazil/Hong Kong/Sri Lanka/Perú, 2023, 121 minutes, DCP

Different groups of friends wander in a rainy, windy, dark world. They spend time together, trying to get away from their depressing jobs, meandering constantly towards the mystery of new possibilities.

Among the major talents to emerge in international cinema in recent years, Argentinian filmmaker Eduardo Williams returns with a breathtaking new feature: a globetrotting, playfully disorienting and utterly rewarding feat of experimental cinema. (First of all: it’s not really a sequel.) Shot entirely with a 360-degree camera, Williams follows a group of 20-something friends across three continents (Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Peru), all played by an assortment of nonprofessional actors, who drift and exist in constant motion amid the film’s expansive, contorting visuals. Taking the concept of virtual reality into otherworldly directions, The Human Surge 3 is among the few films in recent years that seems to point toward cinematic paths not yet taken, using hypnotic abstraction to make our familiar world newly spectacular. 

A Grasshopper Film release

In Spanish, Tamil, Chinese, English and Sinhala with English subtitles.

Official Selection: Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, New York Film Festival

Starring: Meera Nadarasa, Sharika Navamani, Livia Silvano, Abel Navarro, 楊政陵 Ri Ri Yang, 許博凱 Hsu Bo-Kai (BK)

Producers: Jerónimo Quevedo, María Victoria Marotta, Eduardo Williams, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Ico Costa, Meng Xie, Chang Chu-ti, Aline Mazzarella, Matheus Peçanha.