A recurring cinematictheme is man in the city. Aimlessness, loss, absence, overwhelming strangeness — these are choreographies of the beyond-ordinary,where the city becomes a stage for our desires and fears. With Nicolas Provost, João Rui Guerra Da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, Yan Giroux...
Of all stripes... Featuring (successful) formal exercises and evocations (of all stripes), an impassioned anthology of films that constantly push the language of cinema and the limits of our perception based on material ranging from nature, film stock, the world and medical imaging to the shower scene from Psycho.
While the use of 3D effects in animated and live-action films is beginning to run out of steam at the box office, both for economic reasons and due to a lack of genuine creativity, here are seven reasons to hold out and ponder the advent of a new cinematic language.
A program with the theme of exploration, memory and the great Djibril Diop Mambéty. Still explorations in time and space, somewhere else or a dream of somewhere else, where fragments of memory and sensations compete for the leading role.
This program features an all-star cast (Mike Hoolboom, Bill Morrison, Siobhan Davies and David Hinton) who, well beyond their prowess at manipulating archival images, convey the power of the fusion of cinema and memory — where private meets universal.
Amusement parks: ultimate temples of consumerism, relics of a bygone era or souvenirs of a childhood filled with wonder? Possibly all these things at once, considering the conflicting impressions they inspire. Strangely beautiful or strangely ugly... it all depends on who’s looking.