THIS MAGNIFICENT CAKE, Dir. Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef
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COMPETITION: INTERNATIONAL: Out Of History

15:00 Fri 18 Jan 2019

ICA

This international selection sifts through the rubble of history, finding new meaning in the aesthetics, ideology and artefacts of the past. Whether it be finding parallels between the romantic mysticism of medieval knights and the political dissenters of today or the timely excavation of surveillance footage from the Attica Riots, these shorts (including the animated extravaganza This Magnificent Cake!) are unique, urgent explorations of the now, filtered through the lens of a darker past. 82’

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  • T.R.A.P.

    Manque La Banca 16 mins (Argentina, 2018)

    A group of medieval knights disembarks on the banks of the Río de la Plata. They are looking for an ancient tomb in which they must perform an exorcism ritual. During the trip they make several games to pass the time, these games make them do things that they had never imagined.
  • EVIDENCE OF THE EVIDENCE

    Alexander Johnston 22 mins (US, 2018)

    A work of “archival vérité" and a meta-reflection on the role of the camera as both a weapon and a maker of history, Evidence of the Evidence chronicles the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising.
  • THIS MAGNIFICENT CAKE!

    Marc James Roels / Emma De Swaef 44 mins (Belgium, 2018)

    An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of five different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.

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