Experimentations

Come explore the outer limits of feature-length narrative filmmaking with Experimentations, works that foreground their formal qualities – including the remarkable 14-hour experiment in cinematic storytelling, La Flor, which will screen in six parts across three one-off sessions, each with a built-in intermission.

Aquarela

Aquarela

“Victor Kossakovsky’s bombastic documentary captures the raw power of water … an experience of shock and awe, as well as wonder.” – Screen Daily

Bait

Bait

Class divisions and the threat of gentrification tear apart culture and community in a small fishing village in this arresting fusion of social realism and avant-garde filmmaking.

Ghost Tropic

Ghost Tropic

Arriving at the end of the subway line, a woman plunges into an overnight odyssey through a hushed and haunting Brussels in this 16mm gem.

The Grand Bizarre

The Grand Bizarre

This dazzling experimental animation tours the global textile marketplace at a pace that’ll get your heart racing.

I Was at Home, But

I Was at Home, But

Charting a widowed mother’s unusual reaction to the disappearance of her teenage son, this unconventional family portrait by Angela Schanelec took home this year’s Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Director.

La Flor - Part 1

La Flor - Part 1

Settle in for 14 hours of remarkable filmmaking from iconoclastic Argentinean director Mariano Llinás, whose La Flor ups the ante on his 2008 Historias extraordinarias, taking his experiments in cinematic storytelling to unequalled new heights.

La Flor - Part 2

La Flor - Part 2

Part two of Argentine director Mariano Llinás’s audacious 14-hour adventure in cinematic storytelling again gives us a beginning without endings in a continuing showcase of the spectacular work of his four leads.

La Flor - Part 3

La Flor - Part 3

Maverick Argentine director Mariano Llinás’s monumental 14-hour feat of narrative exploration and explosion concludes with parts four, five and six, upending its own internal storytelling structures and rules and, finally, providing a finale.

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

“A highly imaginative panoramic portrait of [Old Delhi] … a thrilling, endlessly mutable tribute to one of the oldest, most vibrant parts of one of the world’s great cities.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Your Face

Your Face

Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang swaps the virtual-reality splendour of The Deserted (MIFF 2018) for a contemplative work of close-up portraiture, as paired with a brooding score by Ryuichi Sakamoto.