NEW SHORTS: Docs: Words and Pictures + Q&A
14:00 Sat 14 Jan 2017
In this selection of artist films and experimental documentary the conventional marrying of image and dialogue has been disrupted, creating surprising and often meditative experiences. These creative films offer fascinating and heightened experiences.
LSFF Documentary Programmer Jenny Horwell will be in conversation with filmmakers.
Peter Delpeut 22 mins (UK, 2016)A film about the rehearsal process of dance company LeineRoebana. In the intimacy of the dance studio director Peter Delpeut captures the reflective rehearsing of the dancers in a choreography of faces, a play of glances: introvert, intense, gamely, concentrated, intimate, provocative. Also a portrait of a wayward dance company and an homage to choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana.
Noemi Varga 16 mins (UK, 2016)The Happiest Barrack is an experimental documentary, a chronicle of my maternal grandmother's life in Communist Hungary. It serves as a memento of times past and as a reminder of how socialism colonized the soul's of a generation.
Raghav Pasricha 20 mins (UK, 2015)Blackout is a short fiction film about Anirudh, a struggling journalist who sees an opportunity for a story when he gets word of a neighbour’s death – a retired army general with deep roots in the community. The film follows Anirudh’s attempts to separate fact from fiction, as he grapples with the demands of his new employer versus his professional ethics.
Elvina Nevardauskaite & David Heinemann 9 mins (UK, 2016)Lithuania’s oldest factory breathes life into the next generation of workers and the clay bricks they toil to produce. The spaces, their textures and sounds, transport us to an uncertain, mysterious dimension. The decrepit factory, the Sisyphean labour it extracts, presents us with our own mortality. Like bricks we are but clay.
Chuck Blue Lowry 9 mins (UK, 2016)I'll Be Your Mirror is a short film by Chuck Blue Lowry and her mother Marina Lowry, which pieces together fragments of a conversation between them. As they grapple with the question ‘what does it mean to be a woman?’ they find themselves discussing family bonds, ageing, love, birth, death and Britney Spears.