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A magician, a birdman and La Comtessa de Castiglione perform this entrancing, surreal theatre piece. Inspired by early photographic portraits of the real Comtesse de Castiglione (taken in 1855) and shot on an old camera, it represents a truly timeless (and bizarre) vision. Furthermore, it is a work ... Read more
Set within the tranquil landscapes of modern Georgia, this poetic film reflects upon the social residues left over from the civil war that ravaged the country in 1992. In this context, death becomes matter of fact, and the human presence holds sinister promise. ... Read more
We follow a lonely and somewhat scary man from a mysterious airport to the place of the ensuing drama, the family apartment. Evocative sound, high contrast black-and-white, and dramatic, spare landscapes present us with a sexual and existential crisis at close range. ... Read more
Frenetic, pulsating black-and-white reeling to spectrum-coloured configurations and animated scratched emulsion images. ... Read more
This sexy road film is about being fabulous, even if its only in your own universe. Angie knows she can be a star but as her partner Dave chauffeurs her to the entertainment Milky Way of Hollywood, his scepticism increases and Angie is left alone on the highway with nothing but her supernova ... Read more
Angels in a heavenly cinema watch from above as actors in a studio give voice to an escape from reality in the form of a film. Igor Voloshin's moving and beautifully crafted film premiered in Rotterdam, 2005. --- D/S Igor Voloshin P Angela Petrosyan WS Ulitka L Russian w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
An experimental narrative concerning two Asian sisters. In the future, as an old woman, Ann is reflecting on her life. The memories flash back in time to major crisis; the 30th birthday party given to her by her sister. A lyrical drama utilising dance and poetry. ... Read more
The film hves m a high nse flat Where have all the flowers gone? What is spilt on the living room table? Rhythmic agitation, repetition, colour reversal, etc, dis-enthrall corridors, liv­ing space and the view, to re-install the frame's afterimage between the frame's jamb (GC) ... Read more
An experiment in colour, design and space, the film combines visuals and electronic music to produce optical illusions and a distortion of time perception. ... Read more
Nicolas Provost uses existing classic horror films and creates a new horror where each scene devours the last. ... --- ... D/P/S Nicolas Provost TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Nicolas Provost TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
A new work from upstate New York's Experimental TV Centre, it is one of a wave of recent American short films often besotted by a certain Pacific-rim 'new Orientalism'. Most of these pieces float in an idealistic construction of aesthetic harmonies of Asian social and spiritual customs. While still ... Read more
The red-washed openmg passage of Paul Win­kler's new him is mesmeric, it is almost numb­ing, the Long Shadows of its title could be those of a sunset, those at the last daylight of time They reach into the dulled places behind the crucial issue of modern Australian hie the vanishing of the ... Read more
Lure (first light) is a film about desire and place where lost love mingles with history. A train motif is used to capture the rattling destabilising rush of progress, symbolising the sense of flux that is inherent in a constant state of desire. The multi-levelled, multi-voiced cacophony is a play ... Read more
The early sixteenth-century Japanese garden in the Zen temple of Ryoan-ji, in Kyoto, is considered a masterpiece of the Karesansui or "dry landscape" style. Slow-moving images of the garden are intercut with readings from a text by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, accompanied by a music track ... Read more
Mecanomagie takes a stylish, performative path through the landscape of the Ardennes in northern Luxembourg. 'Live action' pixilated animation evokes a grounded paisant consc­iousness of 'natural forces' and folkloric myths of the humanoid Jitzerten that pass unnoticed across the country. Along ... Read more
Mind's Eye revels in its situationst surreality. A roilercoaster journey through a series of locations becomes a crazed ride in a million directions. The laws of physics do not apply to Godhard. Taking a frugal idea and pushing it to the limit, Godhard once again proves that a sweet simple visual ... Read more
Mirrored Measure uses concrete domestic situations and obiects - a table being set, a starched, white linen table cloth, polished glasses, a jug of water, mouths drinking - to represent an outer world of harmony and order. This is disrupted by inner tensions, represented formally by repetitive and ... Read more
A meticulously constructed film that looks back at lost childhood, through the poetry of Ernst Jandis. In this digital age such mere fragments of found/recycled footage act like traces that longingly resonate with the disappeatance of film itself. ... Read more
Inside a collection of fragments we begin to find the gradual definition of things, spaces, glimpses of a camera an eye looking back at us the scratchy, almost fidgety sounds of a film whirring into life. Brehm fashions an enveloping phenomenological experience from the almost discarded off-cuts ... Read more
Mock Gravity is a physics theory that describes how two objects that are in each other's shadow are attracted to each other. ... This experimental film represents the force of attraction between painter and actress. Mock Gravity combines photographic representation with experimental techniques of ... Read more
"Lost forever in the vortex of Eastern European anxiety, our puppet hero Hector languishes in scene after scene of contrived torment. Antiquity is thus his total realm, his self... ... This is the flipside of Perestroika; the solid weight of monuments and walls crashing down on waiting faceless ... Read more
An image of a gently contoured alley way in a typical European streetscape is presented in numerous ways. Photographed at night during the day across the seasons and occasionally using time lapse the image is reworked and added to Colour, black and white and coloured filters are used. ... During a ... Read more
Nicolas Provost (Long Live The New Flesh, MIFF 10 Best Experimental Short Film) returns with a fusion of stock footage and dialogue from a cult 1980s film to tell the story of a young couple embarking on an adventure at 30,000 feet. ... D/P Nicolas Provost TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
A tonal poem that rejects conventional narra­tive in order to express the thoughts of an abused woman. Four 'found' images and a woman's voice alternate between thoughts of a battered wife who denies her abuse, and the horrific poetry of the abuse. The images, at first evidently racist and ... Read more
High contrast, black and white negative was rotascoped, yielding highly coloured animation drawings. Integrating the original black and white negative and positive on an optical printer, complex patterns of alternating colour, and black and white frames are formed. The filmmaker reminisces about ... Read more
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