edition 22 January - 2 February 2014
Hubert Bals Fund
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Salome: The Dance of the Seven Veils
Cuban refugee Arango, one of the bright stars of a 1960s underground drag nightclub in the East Village, embodies the mythic femme fatale.
Avery Willard, 1965, 10 min.
A fierce escape is followed by a violent journey through the wilds of Argentina, looking for the promised new home. This mystic fable about courage and...
Alejandro Fadel, 2012, Argentina, 119 min.
Sample: Not For Sale
This documentary unites all the important artists involved in the use of sampling, the musical term for the recycling of already-existing material. A music...
Mike Redman, 2012, Netherlands, USA, United Kingdom, 120 min.
Three slightly mystical characters in different places around the world engage in a heated debate. Fast, surreal and grotesque.
Nathaniel Mellors, Gwendoline Christie, 2012, 10 min.
Second Class Citizens
A woman tries to get rid of the body of her unloved husband who was accidentally killed by a doctor. Muratova calls this impetuous and bizarre film 'half...
Kira Muratova, 2001, 105 min.
Secret Disco Revolution, The
Humorous investigation into the escapist genre par excellence. Was disco a misunderstood culture of protest and a liberation movement for women, blacks and...
Jamie Kastner, 2012, Canada, 84 min.
A dank post-apocalyptic landscape reminiscent of Tarkovsky’s 'Zone'. Amnesia’s impossible, the past inescapable and attempts at decontamination futile.
Willie Doherty, 2012, 20 min.
Sedia elettrica - Il making-of del film Io e te
For years, maestro Bertolucci's back hurt too much to work. Now he enters a film set once again for Me and You (also at IFFR). On wheels. His 'electric...
Monica Stambrini, 2012, Italy, 47 min.
Señal de humo
We see cameras recording what appears to be a tense situation. We can picture the news. A mass of people marching; police, smoke, fire, flags.
Sebastian Diaz Morales, 2013, 7 min.
Sentimental Policeman, The
An ordinary post-Soviet policeman finds a baby in the garden and wants to adopt it; this 'adventure' turns his life upside down. After the 'shock therapy' of...
Kira Muratova, 1992, 115 min.
Serra do Mar
Mysterious game between two men: a suspected arsonist and the man who watches him on monitors. Beautifully shot in the Serra do Mar mountains.
Iris Junges, 2012, Brazil, 15 min.
In Shanghai, starring top actors from the Indian new wave, multinational companies are in cahoots with corrupt politicians to restructure a small town....
Dibakar Banerjee, 2012, India, 110 min.
Shibata and Nagao
Korean Tiger winner's workshop project makes fun of workshops. Actors in particular are portrayed as an odd species.
Yang Ik-June, 2012, Japan, 18 min.
Ship of Theseus
Three philosophical parables converge at a paradox: restoring a photographer’s eyesight might do more harm than good; a monk with ethical concerns chooses...
Anand Gandhi, 2012, India, 139 min.
Shores of an Island I Only Skirted, The
Emerging through the hazy light is an island. Pastoral greenery comes into view. An idyllic portrait of nature. Until we realise what we're looking at.
Sander Breure, Witte van Hulzen, 2013, Netherlands, Norway, 22 min.
Short Profile: Mika Taanila
The collected film highlights of Finnish artist and filmmaker Mika Taanila.
Short Stories: Bad Weeds Grow Tall
Growing up in confusing times isn't easy anywhere on the globe.
Short Stories: Latin Treats
Back again. Unique Latin shorts from Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Chile.
Short Stories: Lunar Eclipses
Short, sometimes dreamy fictions which leave some riddles unsolved.
Short Stories: Pull Together
Humans get by, under any conditions.
Short Stories: When the Going Gets Tough
A glimmer of hope can be found in the strangest places.
Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film
On the voiceover Snow identifies a collection of old slides made from his paintings by various photographers. The result is a totally novel experience.
Michael Snow, 1970, 20 min.
A SWAT team at odds with the world, and itself. Political cabals. Black ops. Corruption everywhere. All starting with a dead man rising... A deeply disturbing...
Dominik Graf, 1994, Germany, 130 min.
Either on a temporary or permanent basis, anyone can lose an ability, such as sight, at any time.
Thirza Cuthand, 2013, Canada, 3 min.
Caravan trip through the English countryside turns out very different from expectations. No tourist attractions such as the Pencil Museum for the tender couple...
Ben Wheatley, 2012, United Kingdom, 89 min.
Signs of Stillness Out of Meaningless Things
No one does darkness better. This is a confoundingly claustrophobic, sensual and mysterious film from the startlingly talented Sandro Aguilar.
Sandro Aguilar, 2012, Portugal, 28 min.
Subtle prison drama set in Kurdistan in 1984, which won a Golden Palm. A woman visits her husband. A few words are enough.
Rezan Yesilbas, 2012, Turkey, 14 min.
A girl wakes up after a car crash. Her younger brother has disappeared. As she promised him, she boards a freighter to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor...
Ricky Rijneke, 2013, Netherlands, Hungary, 97 min.
Many Americans preceded him to Paris, but lost soul Simon primarily experiences the dark and harsh side of the city. His own dark side becomes visible when he...
Antonio Campos, 2012, 105 min.
Single Frame Snow
An ultra-rare opportunity to discover one of the least-known aspects of the work of this Canadian avant-garde artist. All three projects date from a period...
Six Day Run
Runner Ashprihanal during the ultimate endurance test, The Six Day Run. Also at the festival, two installations by Taanila and a Short Profile compilation.
Mika Taanila, 2013, 15 min.
Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch's Last Masquerade), A
An exceptional photograph is the basis for a re-enactment of the last Palestinian masked ball in Jerusalem, held in 1942.
Jumana Manna, 2012, Norway, Palestine, 8 min.
Photographer Chris Killip shows us unpublished photos and tells stories about his time in a remote English fishing village.
Michael Almereyda, 2012, 15 min.
Finely strung psychological sketch portrays details and dilemmas in the lives of a young Korean couple which are difficult to put into words and often...
Jang Kun-Jae, 2012, South Korea, 65 min.
A carousel projects a parade of 80 images, in equal intervals of 15 seconds. Snow addresses his favourite themes such as time, memory and perception.
Michael Snow, 1971, 20 min.
Little superhero children are running and flying over the rooftops of Dakar. Are we in a video game? Then when will it be GAME OVER?
Tommi Matikka, 2013, Senegal, 2 min.
Snow in Vienna
In the slipstream of one of his many recent exhibitions and retrospectives, documentary filmmaker Kwasnik is following the maestro.
Laurie Kwasnik, 2012, 32 min.
A family is given a camera and records its pretty intense life in Hebron. Split screen shows the humour the footage is greeted with.
Mich'ael Zupraner, 2011, Israel, Palestine, 14 min.
Historic film shows in a special way - special for both countries - the violent divorce between the colonial Netherlands and the new and militant Indonesia....
Garin Nugroho, 2012, Indonesia, 120 min.
About road racer Simon van Beneden's dramatic accident and his return to cycling.
Rik van der Linden, 2013, Netherlands, France, 17 min.
Fanni has had enough of money and leaves the city. Anna has had enough of pigs and leaves the farm. In the new game Fanni rolls the dice, while Anna does not...
Daniel Hoesl, 2012, Austria, 79 min.
The past weighs heavier for some than for others. For this Kenyan woman, a victim of political and racial violence, it is heavier than conceivable. Nor is the...
Judy Kibinge, 2013, 85 min.
Simple, yet effective animation of rock formations and strata. Solids become liquid, like our sense of time.
Tatsuto Kimura, 2012, 10 min.
A Soul Hotel is a hotel that also welcomes the dead. Rare hotels, but on the banks of the Mekong rarity is relative. Soul film.
In the middle of making his vegetable pâté, the gardener is surrounded by the sources for his recipes: the flowers and herbs from his garden.
Rose Lowder, 2012, France, 5 min.
Two literally far-reaching film projects that purposefully employ music to relate human knowledge to the structures that prevail in our universe.
A mentally unstable man. Sounds invade his thoughts, are reinforced and mingle with his memories.
Ansuya Blom, 2012, 7 min.
Gambling, gods and beer, or: Two dudes and a dudette do dumb things. A totally whacked-out comedy in crass colours and campy sets, driven by shrill dialogues,...
Dominik Graf, 1990, 105 min.
How far will these girls go for an unforgettable Spring Break? In hypnotic visual style and with a riotous soundtrack, former Disney Girls go wild, white-trash...
Harmony Korine, 2012, USA, 92 min.
Stadt wird erpresst, Eine
Blackmailers threaten to blow Leipzig to smithereens if a 20 million Euro ransom isn't paid pronto. A lone wolf cop who's been around since the Honecker era...
Dominik Graf, 2006, 90 min.
Star Light n°5 bis
Variation of the kaleidoscopical short film Star Light n°2 (full screen version). n°5 bis uses a layered version of that same short.
Cécile Fontaine, 2012, France, 6 min.
Starring Sigmund Freud
Starring Sigmund Freud is a video memento of Sigmund Freud’s little-known film career. The video collects the dozens of appearances that the character...
John Menick, 2012, 28 min.
Steel Is the Earth
By the chronicler of the Filipino countryside and harsh life on remote islands, beyond thick jungles and behind wild mountains. He knows what he’s talking...
Mes De Guzman, 2013, 114 min.
Stom Sogo: Ultimately
Originally an experimenter on Super-8, Sogo constantly renewed his works with electronic remixes. Each step pushed them to a higher level of intensity, to the...
Stom Sogo, 2012, 90 min.
In hallucinatory fashion, Stoned brings the temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia to life. Buddhist monks perform their daily rituals.
Cho Seoungho, 2013, 12 min.
Strange Lines and Distances
Field and radio recordings along with double 16mm footage unite two historically connected places on either side of the Atlantic.
Joshua Bonetta, 2012, 30 min.
Street of Everlasting Rain, The
In the second verse of The Rain Series, Klahr plays with romantic love and time perception, whilst elements from Kiss the Rain re-occur.
Lewis Klahr, 2012, USA, 8 min.
Su Re comes from a grand cinematographic tradition. Yet the Sardinian director provides new insights into the Passion of Christ with his beautiful,...
Giovanni Columbu, 2012, Italy, 87 min.
Sudan's Swinging Film Factory
Khartoum is a post-war city. Sudan is divided to the core. But then there is music. Filming is learnt hesitantly. But no one has to tell them anything about...
Suddenly, Last Summer
Experimental animation based on the play of the same name by Tennesee Williams. Fragments of the original are restaged by botanical performers.
Juha Mäki-Jussila, 2013, Finland, 5 min.
Two students visit their school friend who has a weekend’s leave from military service. Subtle, melancholy drama about friendship, class differences and...
Kim Tae-Gon, 2012, South Korea, 85 min.
A successful tradition at the IFFR: a surprise film on the last Friday evening. A one-off screening of a title that remains a mystery until it starts....
We invited 14 distributors of experimental film and video art(DINAMO) to each submit a title for this survival strategies-themed programme.
The swan is completely silent during its lifetime, until the moment just before death, when it sings one dazzling song. What song does a pixel sing before it...
Anouk De Clercq, Jerry Galle, Anton Aeki, 2013, 3 min.