Commissioned by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) as part of Transformations: A Cross-Generational Commissioning Project

Directed by Jorge Manzano and Luísa Cruz

Throughout the winter and spring of 2023, filmmakers Jorge Manzano and Luísa Cruz shot countless rolls of Super 8, documenting their days in the city of Toronto. Every couple of weeks they would meet, talk, exchange rolls and watch their collected footage. This routine and thorough archive building prompted conversations around their relationship to filmmaking, their generational gaps, histories of settling into the city, anecdotes from the past and thoughts about the future. Circadian Verses is an exercise of observing the city and allowing the city to observe them back.

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