Politics, Borders and Landscape in Eastern Europe
Apr
22
2:15 PM14:15

Politics, Borders and Landscape in Eastern Europe

POLITICS, BORDERS AND LANDSCAPE IN EASTERN EUROPE

Workshop with filmmakers Clément Cogitore (BRAGUINO), Olekandr Techynskyi (DELTA) hosted by Maya Caspari.

In this workshop, the directors of Braguino and Delta join us to discuss their filmmaking process, the politics of landscape, and their engagement with the changing relationship between humans and the environment. Drawing out the complex imbrications of formal choices and ethics, the workshop reflects on contemporary film’s responsibilities in a rapidly changing present.

Maya Caspari is a researcher at the University of Leeds and FoR print & digital editor.

APRIL 22ND, 2.15PM, ICA LONDON

 

 

 

 

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Braguino + Q&A
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Braguino + Q&A

BRAGUINO + Q&A

Dir. Clément Cogitore, France/Finland, 2017, 50 mins

Deep in the Siberian taiga, two feuding families live on opposite banks of a river. Part of an ancient sect of the Russian Orthodox Church, the villagers reject the authority of the state and live by their own rules and principles. 

There are no roads leading here; the village can be reached only by helicopter. Stretching as far as the eye can see, the immense forest is both a resource and a threat: wild animals come close to villagers’ homes; every year, climate change intensifies the threat of fire. Against this backdrop, this evocative film traces the tensions and possibilities of building a community in a remote and rapidly changing environment.

UK Premiere + Q&A with director Clément Cogitore hosted by Kieron Corless (Deputy Editor, Sight & Sound)

Kieron Corless is a critic, writer and editor. He works as Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound magazine.

APRIL 22ND, 4.00PM, ICA LONDON

Meet the director - After the screening and Q&A there will be drinks available in the Rochelle Bar Area, where audiences can meet the artists and continue to discuss the themes emerging from the film.

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Delta + Q&A
Apr
22
5:45 PM17:45

Delta + Q&A

DELTA + Q&A

Dir. Oleksandr Techynskyi, Ukraine/Germany, 2017, 81 mins

In the isolated, rural world of the Danube Delta, daily life is centred on a harsh and unforgiving landscape. Men cut through tall reeds and ice to bring in the harvest by boat; orthodox church-goers fill vessels of holy water. Here, the river itself becomes the central protagonist; the villagers find themselves at the margins, physically and symbolically pushed to the edges of the frame. With its unremitting observational focus, Delta explores the significance of the human, evoking the interconnectness of relationships and resources in an extreme environment.

UK Premiere + Q&A with director Oleksandr Techynskyi

APRIL 22ND, 5.45PM, ICA LONDON

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In Praise of Nothing + Panel Discussion
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

In Praise of Nothing + Panel Discussion

IN PRAISE FOR NOTHING + PANEL DISCUSSION

Dir. Boris Mitić, Serbia/Croatia/France, 2017, 78 mins

An offbeat, satirical and beautifully-shot film about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, from life and death to love and politics. Shot over eight years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, this essay-film is narrated in verse by Iggy Pop and scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and the Tiger Lillies. Humorous and self-reflexive, it interweaves moments of playful superficiality with insightful commentary and formal lyricism, challenging us to reconsider the significance of life, the universe and film today. 

'This is like something from the Renaissance or something.' – Iggy Pop

'A torrential blues litany, tickling the limits of hope.' – CineLapsus

UK Premiere with director Boris Mitić

APRIL 22ND, 8.00PM, ICA LONDON

After the screening, join us for a panel discussion with director Boris Mitić, hosted by film journalist and critic at large Wendy Ide, with Manish Agarwal, Assistant Programmer for the BFI London Film Festival and one of the organisers of Overnight Film Festival, and Olya Sova, a London-based independent film programmer and a founder of the New East Cinema series.

After the panel discussion, there is rakia available in the Rochelle Canteen, where audiences can meet the artist and are encouraged continue to discuss the themes emerging from the film.

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How to Film Nothing - Lecture with Boris Mitic
Apr
23
6:15 PM18:15

How to Film Nothing - Lecture with Boris Mitic

HOW TO FILM NOTHING - LECTURE WITH BORIS MITIĆ

The director of satirical documentary In Praise of Nothing joins us for special, tongue-in-cheek lecture about Nothing. He presents a quirky overview of the creative and production challenges of making his whistleblowing documentary parody, in which he explores his chosen topic and the process of creating a narrative from thousands of hours of footage shot by filmmakers across the globe. The project started in bankrupt Serbia as a pure rhetorical provocation and took 8 years to make, shuffling its way through 20,000 pages of eclectic bibliography, a crew of 62 cinematographers brainstorming on a unique anonymous online platform, and shooting locations across 70 countries.

APRIL 23RD, 6.15PM, ICA LONDON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FoR Shorts #1
Apr
23
8:15 PM20:15

FoR Shorts #1

FoR SHORTS #1

A programme of three short films followed by a Q&A with directors Pedro Peralta (Ascension) and Rafael Ramírez (Amundsen’s Dogs) and producer Michał Białożej (Zhalanash). The Q&A will be hosted by film journalist and critic at large Wendy Ide.

ASCENSION (ASCENSAO)

Dir. Pedro Peralta, Portugal, 2016, 18 mins

At dawn a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. At the centre of it all, a mother anxiously awaits her son’s salvation, until finally his body emerges from the earth. Part of influential Portuguese film collective TerraTreme, director Pedro Peralta plays with the language of the spiritual, only to complicate this frame. Ultimately, there is no transcendence here; only the natural landscape endures: unpredictable, generative, ongoing.

'The term sublime is not overused, Ascensão is an invitation to a rare journey.'

- Fabien Gaffez, La Semaine de la Critique

 

AMUNDSEN'S DOGS (LOS PERROS DE AMUNDSEN)

Dir. Rafael Ramirez, Cuba, 2017, 27 mins

Drawing on the story of Arctic explorer Ronald Amundsen, this film explores a landscape which seems to defy human comprehension and classification. Interweaving footage of frozen wildernesses, the stories of those who did not survive their expeditions and the words of writers inspired by the Arctic, the film meditates on the creative force of this vast landscape’s enduring strangeness, reflecting on our fascination with those worlds we cannot know.

'Rafael Ramírez connects the avant-garde and the political in this intertwining of fiction and documentary' @filmlinc.org - Link

 

EMPTY SHORE (ZHALANASH)

Dir. Marcin Sauter, Poland, 2017, 40 mins

Once one of the world’s biggest lakes, today the Aral Sea has all but vanished. This haunting, beautifully-shot short focuses on what remains in an area that was once flourishing. Fishing boats erode in the dusty desert, a lonely camel wanders an empty street, and an old woman quietly stares at her birthday cake. Empty and dry, the land stretches out as far as the eye can see.

'Zhalanash is a haven where modernity is dominated by tradition'

IDFA 2017 Award for Best Short Documentary      

 

APRIL 23RD, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Family Life (Familienleben) + Q&A
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Family Life (Familienleben) + Q&A

FAMILY LIFE (FAMILIENLEBEN) + Q&A

Dir. Rosa Hanna Ziegler, Germany, 2018, 94 mins

On an isolated farm in Eastern Germany, Biggi lives with her two teenage daughters, her violent former husband and an assortment of dogs, cats and other animals. With an empathic, intimate perspective, the film observes her as she balances the demands of agricultural work with the desire to build a home for her daughters. Immersing us in the complexities of the family’s relationships and their attempts to communicate with each other, this sensitive observational work offers a portrait of the difficulties and dreams of individuals living together in a remote, rural environment. Through its careful attention to the rhythms and details of the everyday, the film offers a nuanced reflection on love, violence and social inequality.

European Premiere + Q&A with director Rosa Hannah Ziegler

APRIL 24TH, 6.OOPM, ICA LONDON

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Dragonfly Eyes + Q&A
Apr
24
8:15 PM20:15

Dragonfly Eyes + Q&A

DRAGONFLY EYES + Q&A

Dir. Xu Bing, China, 2017, 81 mins

All across China, surveillance cameras are tracking citizens as they go about their lives. Compiling diverse fragments of actual CCTV footage, Chinese artist Xu Bing constructs an unsettling fictional narrative: a young woman leaves a Buddhist monastery to begin a new life, working in various jobs until she ultimately finds fame online. With a voiceover that threads together disparate fragments, the film confronts us with an insightful yet troubling image of contemporary life and the technologies which regulate it. Instead of focusing on any single character, it is concerned with the texture of the present, exploring how the spaces in which we live and come to know ourselves are framed, increasingly, by the gaze of others. 

UK Premiere + Q&A with director Xu Bing hosted by Tony Rayns.

Tony Rayns is a film critic, commentator, festival programmer and screenwriter. He is one of the world’s leading experts on East Asian cinema.

APRIL 24TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

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In Conversation with Xu Bing
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

In Conversation with Xu Bing

IN CONVERSATION WITH XU BING

Talk on surveillance, data collection and storytelling

What tools does cinema offer for exploring the complex relationships between data collection, surveillance and storytelling? In this talk, artist and director Xu Bing returns to the ICA following his 1997 Installation by Xu Bing show, to lead a discussion on framing of different kinds, exploring our contemporary landscapes of surveillance and his approach to negotiating the dynamics between filmmaker, film and audience; between artistic creation and market consumption.  

The talk will be hosted by Zach Blas, artist, filmmaker, writer, and lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FoR18’.

APRIL 25TH, 6.00PM, ICA LONDON

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Extinction (Extinção) + Q&A
Apr
25
8:15 PM20:15

Extinction (Extinção) + Q&A

EXTINCTION (EXTINÇÃO) + Q&A

Dir. Salomé Lamas, Germany/Portugal, 2018, 80 mins

Hypnotic and multi-layered, Extinction meditates on the troubled borders of Eastern Europe with a melancholy lyricism. Shot in black-and-white, Salome Lamas’ essay film follows Kolya, a young man who is loyal to Transnistria - a communist state that broke away from the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, yet is today unrecognized by the international community. Mediating between dreamlike echoes of the Soviet past and Kolya’s politically-charged encounters in the present, the film slowly builds up an associative, non-linear story of a landscape in which the borders between past and present remain unsettled.

UK Premiere + Q&A with director Salomé Lamas

APRIL 25TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Our Soul Isn’t A Border
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Our Soul Isn’t A Border

OUR SOUL ISN'T A BORDER

Masterclass with Salomé Lamas on Landscapes and Film

“I’m not quite sure if I even distinguish landscape from people. I know it sounds terrible, but I guess the approach [should be] equally respectful and ethically responsible in either case.” Salomé Lamas in conversation with Matt Turner at Frames of Representation, 2017

Filmmaker, artist and researcher Salome Lamas returns to the festival for a second year to screen Extinction and lead a masterclass on landscapes, the sublime and non-anthropocentric forms of filmmaking. In the conversation, she explores topics such as the intertwinement of methodology and ethics, the significance of ‘landscape’ today and the filmmaker’s responsibility towards it.

The masterclass will be hosted by Ben Nicholson, freelance film critic and journalist living and working in London.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FoR18’.

APRIL 26TH, 4.00PM, ICA LONDON

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The Son (Syn) + Q&A
Apr
26
6:15 PM18:15

The Son (Syn) + Q&A

THE SON (SYN) + Q&A

Dir. Alexander Abaturov, France/Russia, 2018, 71 mins

In Siberia, a group of young recruits compete in harsh conditions to join the elite Spetsnaz special forces. At home, a family grieves for a lost son, killed in 2013 at the age of 21. Interweaving these narratives, The Son immerses us in the intense world of the Russian military training apparatus, observing the changes that take place in young soldiers as they prepare for violent conflict, their lives intertwined with the fate of the group. With a tone that is simultaneously empathic and detached, the film negotiates complex ethical questions about the representation of violence and the state, while also offering a sensitive portrait of family grief.

'A full-blown immersion into the Russian military, Alexander Abaturov’s disquieting feature-length documentary The Son follows two war stories simultaneously.'

UK Premiere +  Q&A with director Alexander Abaturov

APRIL 26TH, 6.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Meteors (Meteorlar) + Q&A
Apr
26
8:15 PM20:15

Meteors (Meteorlar) + Q&A

METEORS (METEORLAR) + Q&A

Dir. Gürcan Ketlek, Netherlands/Turkey, 2017, 84 mins

At night in a Kurdish town in Eastern Turkey, meteors start to fall. Stepping out of their homes to look, the city’s inhabitants encounter fragments of the past and remember those who have been lost. In this environment, the tracing of absences becomes both an imaginative and a political act; the impact of the violence which has scarred the area has been erased from official records, leaving memories and stories to fill the gaps. Focusing on the troubled history of this conflict-stricken area, Meteors deftly interweaves its cosmological framework with astute political commentary, exploring the ethics of how we remember the stories, places and voices which have disappeared.

'Meteors is a patchwork of those audiovisual fragments, along with Keltek's own footage shot on disintegrating streets, recording unflattering yet important testimonies.'

UK Premiere + Q&A with director Gürcan Keltek

APRIL 26TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Colony, Riots and Unheard Fragments of Time
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Colony, Riots and Unheard Fragments of Time

COLONY, RIOTS AND UNHEARD FRAGMENTS OF TIME

A Workshop with Gürcan Keltek hosted by Ludovica Fales

Through his engagement with the physical and affective traces of the past, Gürcan Keltek attempts to capture a fragmented, disappearing reality, to keep it intact. Patterned with echoes, his film creates a visual experience which allows riots, conflicts and shifting political conditions to surface, articulating characters’ inner time in dialogue with the sociopolitical sphere. In this workshop, he discusses the process of making a film about memory, and how the urgency and immediacy of the present might emerge through a focus on unheard fragments of the past.

Workshop hosted by Ludovica Fales.

Ludovica Fales is a film director, programmer and lecturer. She is one of the founders of the London-based Kitchen Sink collective alongside 7 other filmmakers.

APRIL 27TH, 5.00PM, ICA LONDON

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Radio Atlas + Panel Discussion
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Radio Atlas + Panel Discussion

RADIO ATLAS + PANEL DISCUSSION

hosted by Eleanor McDowall

Programme Details: Soeurs de Camp (Camp Sisterhood, 2013, 28 mins), La Reine du Podcast (Colette's Podcasts, 2014, 17 mins)

'The most interesting things just fell out of the sky…'

Radio Atlas returns to Frames of Representation to present two subtitled audio works in which women travel in their imaginations - returning to landscapes from their past or escaping into audio adventures. The short feature ‘La Reine du Podcast’ (Colette’s Podcasts, ARTE Radio) accompanies ‘Soeurs de Camp’ (Camp Sisterhood, ARTE Radio) in which three women share memories of their time in a French concentration camp.

'If we didn't look after ourselves, we were done for.'

Followed by a panel discussion with Nina Perry and Iain Chambers, both composers and radio producers, about landscape in audio.

APRIL 27TH, 6.30PM, ICA LONDON

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Orione + Q&A
Apr
27
8:15 PM20:15

Orione + Q&A

ORIONE + Q&A

Dir. Toia Bonino, Argentina, 2017, 67 mins

Nuanced and unsettling, Orione reflects on the inevitable imbrication of the personal and political in a Buenos Aires’ neighbourhood. Alejandro was a gang member in betrayed by a friend and killed by police. Through a series of engaging and sometimes uneasily juxtaposed fragments, Orione evokes different aspects of his life; at one moment, the camera dwells on the warmth of his mother’s memories, at another we are confronted with archival footage which captures the violence of his crimes. Splintering across the film, these varied visual and sonic strands resist easy assimilation into any single narrative, building a complex picture of a man – and a society - full of contradictions.

'The film offers insight into a society filled with contradictions, in which people have their own truths and mores and often live on the boundary of the law.'

Award for Best Director at Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI).

UK Premiere +  Q&A with director Toia Bonino hosted by Maria Delgado 

Maria Delgado is an academic, critic, and curator. She has been the Director of Research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama since 2015.

APRIL 27TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Symposium: Imaginaries of the Desert
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Symposium: Imaginaries of the Desert

SYMPOSIUM: IMAGINARIES OF THE DESERT

Full programme below, including special guest Walter Murch, triple Oscar and triple BAFTA-winning sound designer and editor of iconic films such as Apocalypse NowThe Godfather and The Conversation

Engaging with the ICA’s 2018 Frames of Representation documentary film festival theme of ‘Landscape’ this symposium invites critical responses to the expanded notion of the desert.

Taking as a starting point anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli’s discussion of the Desert as a category of thought, this convening will explore some of the ways the figure of the desert becomes a receptacle for imaginaries about our relationship to the earth, life and non-life. The aim is to engage the preconceptions of both Third World and future landscapes as ‘empty’ and stripped of life, while at the same time being open to technological experimentation and insertion of life, as well as exploitation as a resource.

“The Desert comprises discourses, tactics, and figures that restabilize the distinction between Life and Nonlife. It stands for all things perceived and conceived as denuded of life— and, by implication, all things that could, with the correct deployment of technological expertise or proper stewardship, be (re)made hospitable to life. […] The Desert is the affect that motivates the search for other instances of life in the universe and technologies for seeding planets with life; it colors the contemporary imaginary of North African oil fields; and it drives the fear that all places will soon be nothing more than the setting within a Mad Max movie.”

Elizabeth Povinelli, Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Duke University Press, 2014 p. 17-18

The desert not a literal space that is inhospitable to life due to a lack of water, but could be a lens for any place that is figured as silent; waiting to be made visible; lacking memory; available as a resource for more valuable forms of life; requiring de-toxification; needing the establishment of boundaries of maps; etc. This vision serves a particular form of life linked to capital and anthropocentric destruction.

The artists, filmmakers, researchers and writers contributing to this symposium explore how particular landscapes and their inhabitants resist this perspective through different forms of artistic imagination.

Programme:

Panel 1: Silence, lack and interior landscapes

11:00-11:15 Introductions

11:15-11:40 Walter Murch

11:40-12:05 Andrew Asibong

12:30- 12:55 Louise K Wilson

12:05 – 12:30 Helen Hughes

12:55-13:30 Discussion

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

Panel 2

14:30-14:45 Introductions

14:45- 15:10 Madi Piller

14:10-15:35 Ozlem Koksal

15:35-16:00 Judith Tucker

16:00- 16:30 Discussion

 

APRIL 28TH, 11.OOAM, ICA LONDON

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FoR Shorts #2
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

FoR Shorts #2

FoR SHORTS #2

A programme of three short films + Q&A with filmmakers Luis López Carrasco, Pilar Palomero and Madi Piller in attendance hosted by Gonzalo De Pedro

 

ALIENS

Dir. Luis López Carrasco, Spain, 2017, 23 mins

Tesa Arranz, a key figure in the 1980s Madrid scene and the lead singer of the Zombies, has painted over 500 portraits of outerspace creatures. Combining the singer’s paintings with the memories of her youth, her poems and diaries, Aliens depicts an emotional landscape in Spanish history where happiness, nightmarish experimentations and alienation walked hand in hand.

'ALIENS depicts an emotional landscape in Spanish history where happiness, nightmarish experimentations and alienation walked hand in hand.'

HORTA

Dir. Pilar Palomero, Spain, 2017, 15 mins

Horta is a collage of the filmmaker’s hometown and an engaging portrait of family grief. Here, geographical and emotional landscapes intersect as the protagonist experiences the inextricability of her personal history and the multilayered landscape of her ancestral home.

'Horta is the experimentation of the passage of time in oneselfand the honest expression of a loss.'

UNTITLED 1925

Dir. Madi Piller, Canada, 2017, 26 mins

Traveling through the highlands of Peru, an artist follows the path her grandfather took in 1925, from Lima to Cusco. The vast, silent territory of the Andes is the backdrop for her moving and astute reflections on identity and belonging.

'Evincing formal echoes of Bruce Baillie, Madi Piller’s Untitled, 1925 is a personal, experimental travelogue that traces the voyage of Piller’s grandfather through the highlands of Peru.'

 

Q&A with filmmakers Luis López Carrasco, Pilar Palomero and Madi Piller in attendance hosted by Gonzalo De Pedro

Gonzalo de Pedro is a film critic, programmer and University Professor. He regularly writes for Rolling Stones and is the director of the online Festival Márgenes.

APRIL 28TH, 6.00PM, ICA LONDON

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Cocote + Q&A
Apr
28
8:15 PM20:15

Cocote + Q&A

COCOTE + Q&A

Dir. Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias, Dominican Republic/Argentina/Germany/Qatar, 2017, 106 mins

A sensory portrait of the syncretic, multi-layered landscape of the Dominican Republic, Cocote takes ethical expectations, and family feuds as its focus. The film follows evangelical Christian Alberto as he returns home to attend the funeral of his murdered father and finds that he is expected to take part in rituals that are conflict with his beliefs. As he draws out the possibilities and complexities of a world in which multiple histories intertwine, director Los Santos Arias opens space for -what he terms - a new kind of “mulatto” filmmaking. Playing on the border between fiction and non-fiction, the film resists one-dimensional identifications, juxtaposing ethnographic recordings with fictional scenes in which both professional and non-professional actors appear. Shifting between tones and textures, it offers an immersive and visceral engagement with violence of different kinds: the violence of loss, of family dispute, and ultimately, of history.

Locarno International Film Festival, winner for best film in the Signs of Life section.

UK Premiere + Q&A with director Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias hosted by FoR18 Festival Curator Nico Marzano

APRIL 28TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

Meet the director - After the screening and Q&A at the #FoR18 Closing Party in the ICA N&B Rooms – ticket holders free to attend

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Djon Africa + Q&A
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Djon Africa + Q&A

DJON AFRICA + Q&A

Dir. Filipa Reis/ João Miller Guerra, Portugal/Brazil/Cape Verde, 2018, 95 min

The debut scripted feature by documentarian directors João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis, Djon Africa is a warm-hearted picaresque, following a man travelling to Cape Verde in search of his father. The subject of the directors’ previous documentary, the affable Miguel Moreira plays himself, travelling across an unfamiliar country where he befriends a varied cast of characters - often with some help from very potent Cape Verdian rum. Loosely episodic in structure, the film navigates pressing questions of nationhood and belonging with upbeat, gentle humour.

UK Premiere + Q&A with directors João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis

APRIL 21ST, 6.00PM, ICA LONDON

Meet the directors - After the screening and Q&A drinks are available in the Rochelle Bar Area, where audiences can continue to engage with the artists and themes emerging from the film and discussion.

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A Case Study: TERRATREME
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

A Case Study: TERRATREME

A CASE STUDY: TERRATREME

Brenda Coughlin is joined by filmmakers Pedro Peralta (Ascension, FoR18), Filipa Reis (Djon Africa, FoR18) and João Miller Guerra (Djon Africa, FoR18).

In this seminar, led by independent producer and activist Brenda Coughlin (Risk; Cameraperson; Citizenfour), filmmakers from Portugal’s influential TERRATREME collective discuss their vision for independent film production, as well as the new possibilities and challenges facing filmmakers today. Founded in 2008 by a group of young filmmakers, TERRATREME is a collective which pools the resources of a diverse group of artists. Over the past decade, they have produced a variety of engaging and innovative films, which have gained recognition across the globe.

APRIL 21ST, 4.00PM, ICA LONDON

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FoR18 - Secret Screening
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

FoR18 - Secret Screening

FoR18 SECRET SCREENING + Q&A

The film title will only be revealed during the introduction.

The film is a 2018 production with a running time of slightly under 60 minutes.

The first ever FRAMES of REPRESENTATION secret screening is the international premiere of a film that tackles the issue of predatory relationships, probing complex power dynamics through a constantly shifting moral and ethical lens. 

In a remote forest, cages are hoisted up to the treetops with pulleys. A strange and fascinating woodland theatre provides the backdrop for intricate rituals. Yet, we learn, this world is rapidly disappearing. As the loud and disquieting noises of pine trees being felled increase, we come to understand that certain practices will soon be no more than a memory.

Through a mysterious, yet tightly organised structure and mesmerising visuals, this work explores the highs and lows of the human condition; its most unsettling impulses.

International Premiere + The film director is in attendance for a Q&A.

APRIL 21ST, 2.00PM, ICA LONDON

 

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Black Mother + Q&A
Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

Black Mother + Q&A

BLACK MOTHER + Q&A

Dir. Khalik Allah, United States/Jamaica, 2018, 75 mins

Lyrical and haunting, Black Mother is a film-poem to Jamaica, conjuring up the island in a polyphony of voices, textures and tales. Moving between the voices of different characters, from the prayers of priests to the testimonies of sex workers, the film captures the plurality and idiosyncrasy of its overlapping worlds. With a photographer’s eye for detail, Allah interweaves varied stories into a complex tapestry of encounters, which border on the sublime. Probing the line between imagination and history, the film imagines the island landscape as a creative force, a space not only shaped by its complex past but also continuously evolving through new webs of relation.

UK Preview Screening + Q&A with director Khalik Allah hosted by FoR18 Festival Curator Nico Marzano

APRIL 20TH, 8.30PM, ICA LONDON

 Khalik Allah (Field Niggas - at ICA previously) Director and artist Khalik Allah’s debut feature Field Niggas was the inaugural screening of Frames of Representation in 2015.

‘Khalik Allah's Black Mother is an aesthetic experience that's at once raw, exalted, and singular’ @Slantmagazine.com - Link

Meet the director - After the screening and Q&A at the #FoR18 Opening Party in the ICA N&B Rooms – ticket holders free to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Urban Landscape - Workshop with Khalik Allah
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Urban Landscape - Workshop with Khalik Allah

URBAN LANDSCAPE

Workshop with Khalik Allah hosted by Dennis Lim

Director and artist Khalik Allah’s debut feature Field Niggas was Frames of Representation’s inaugural screening in 2015. This year, Allah returns to lead a workshop in which he discusses his focus on black communities in urban environments and the ethics of depicting marginalisation on screen. The conversation will investigate the ways in which Allah’s distinctive methodology seeks to resist the stereotypes that still often frame discussions of race and marginalisation, instead engendering an empathic and nuanced approach.

Dennis Lim is a writer and film curator in New York City. He has been the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2013. A writer and film curator in New York City. He has been the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2013.

APRIL 20TH, 6.00PM, ICA LONDON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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City of the Sun
Jul
14
to Jul 20

City of the Sun

CITY OF THE SUN

Dir. Rati Oneli, Georgia/United States/Qatar/Netherlands 2017, 100 min

 

Chiatura is a city in western Georgia. There was a time when it was responsible for supplying 50% of the world's manganese and at its peak, the mine employed up to 10,000 workers. Today, with drastically reduced manganese production, dangerous working conditions and little prospect for any improvement, it is well on its way to becoming a ghost town.

In City of the Sun, the lives, dreams and destinies of extraordinary characters unfold amid the ruins of a semi-abandoned mining town. A music teacher keeps demolishing the city to build a new life for himself and his family, a miner-turned-actor lives in a limbo, unable to make a decision between his passion (theater) and money (working at the mines), and two malnourished champion athletes have to keep running just to survive.

The screening on 14 July is the London premiere

JULY 14TH -20TH, ICA LONDON

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The Solitude (La Soledad) +  Q&A
Apr
29
8:15 PM20:15

The Solitude (La Soledad) + Q&A

THE SOLITUDE (LA SOLEDAD) + Q&A

Dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, Venezuela/ Canada/ Italy 2016, 89 mins

A poetic evocation of a decaying world.

Combining sharp social critique with the offbeat poetry of magical realism, La Soledad offers an engaging portrait of the effects of economic catastrophe on individuals’ lives. 

Director Jorge Thielen Armand’s debut feature, this film sees him return to La Soldedad: a house in Venezuela once inhabited by his great-grandparents and now threatened with demolition. The house is dilapidated: antique portraits hang from crumbling walls; garden weeds force their way through the cracks. Yet, in the midst of Venezuela’s economic and political crisis, it has become a sanctuary for those who live there.  

La Soledad not only offers a lyrical evocation of a decaying world but also opens up new possibilities for documentary cinema.

Q&A with director Jorge Thielen Armand will be hosted by Nico Marzano, ICA Film Programmer and FoR Curator.

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UK PREMIERE

APRIL 29TH, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

 
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Mister Universo + Intro
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mister Universo + Intro

MISTER UNIVERSO + INTRO

Dir. Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, Austria/Italy, 90 mins

An evocation of a world in which the real and the fantastic are intertwined.

Mister Universo offers a lyrical vision of people working in a dying profession. Through a creative form that blurs the lines between documentary and fiction, it vividly depicts the world of the circus and the stories of its performers.

Centred on the story of young lion tamer Tairo, the film follows his quest across Italy. He is searching for a man who once gave him a good luck charm – a former Mr Universe. As it portrays his journey, the film riffs on the notion of performance, creating a playful, hybrid form that is true to the magical fictions of the circus stage.

LONDON PREMIERE

29 APRIL, 6.00PM, ICA LONDON

 
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Aesthetics Of Working - Panel Discussion
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Aesthetics Of Working - Panel Discussion

AESTHETICS OF WORKING

PANEL DISCUSSION

The final panel discussion of the festival will bring together filmmakers, experts and academics to talk about the central themes of the festival, looking at the ethics of representing of labour on film, as well as the importance of considering the infrastructures of working bodies that support the process of filmmaking itself. A particular focus will be the creative and affective methodologies available to documentary cinema, which may include elements of storytelling, fiction, and sensual stimulation.

This panel will be moderated by film critic Wendy Ide (The Observer, Screen) joined by film directors Omar A Razzak (The Calm Tempest) and Jorge Thielen Armand (The Solitude), Dr Denise deCaires Narain (Senior Lecturer in English, University of Sussex & CHASE Director) and Eloise King (Women on Docs).

29 APRIL, 4PM, ICA LONDON

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The Calm Tempest (La Tempestad Calmada) + Q&A
Apr
28
8:15 PM20:15

The Calm Tempest (La Tempestad Calmada) + Q&A

THE CALM TEMPEST (LA TEMPESTAD CALMADA) + Q&A

Dir. Omar A. Razzak,  Spain, 2016, 73 mins

A contemplative look at life on an island that used to be a prison.

In the middle of the ocean is a place where past and present meet - an island that used to be a prison. With haunting images and innovative sound design, La Tempestad Calmada tells its story, weaving together the lives of its current inhabitants and memories of the past. 

We see one of the few fishing boats left on the island set off to work for the last time, its journey told through evocative but static shots. Dialogue is often replaced with song, natural sounds or lingering silences. This compelling portrait of a unique place invites us to lose our bearings, asking where history ends and we begin.

This masterclass is presented in collaboration with Open City Docs.

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INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

28 APRIL, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

 
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A Night With Radio Atlas - Radio Documentary Programme
Apr
28
6:15 PM18:15

A Night With Radio Atlas - Radio Documentary Programme

A NIGHT WITH RADIO ATLAS

RADIO DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME

Radio Atlas is a platform for subtitled audio - documentaries, dramas, works of sound art - made in languages you don’t necessarily speak. At this event we’re screening work which explores what falls through the cracks within language. In ‘Writer’, Katharina Smets enters a room as a reporter but finds her words floating free of their meaning, drawing her deeper into danger. A repeated refrain, from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, begins to embody the tension in the room - ‘That is not what I meant at all’. In ‘My Share of the Sky’, Sheida Jahanbin and Rikke Houd offer an audio language which cracks and fragments. English, Farsi and Norwegian jaggedly interrupt each other, artfully dizzying the listener. We feel the disorientation of Jahanbin as she is forced to move from Iran to Norway in search of a new home, a new language, a new self - lost in translations.

28 APRIL, 6.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Gulîstan, Land Of Roses + Intro
Apr
27
8:15 PM20:15

Gulîstan, Land Of Roses + Intro

GULÎSTAN, LAND OF ROSES + INTRO

Dir. Zaynê Akyol, Canada/ Germany, 2016, 86 mins

The story of women who are fighting for their freedom.

Gulîstan left Montreal as a young woman to join the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in its fight against Daesh. Following her story, director Zaynê Akyol brings us a powerful vision of women risking their lives for what they believe in. We see them train in guerrilla tactics, form new friendships. Throughout, the threat of violence continues to grow.

Patient and self-aware, Akyol elicits mesmerising interviews which shed light on the women’s motivations and fears. At root is the question: what is the cost of our freedom?

UK PREMIERE

27 APRIL, 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

 
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 Peripheral Bodies - Workshop With Salomé Lamas
Apr
27
6:15 PM18:15

Peripheral Bodies - Workshop With Salomé Lamas

PERIPHERAL BODIES

WORKSHOP WITH SALOME LAMAS

In contemplating her rich body of work, writer and filmmaker Salome Lamas will help the audience explore new areas of documentary filmmaking. She will discuss common themes present both in her feature films and her previous shorts, which test the boundaries between cinema and artist’s film. Lamas will explore issues around representation of memory and storytelling through images, as well as her unique approach to pre-production, and her relationship to the shooting and editing of her films.

Workshop with Salome Lamas will be hosted by Andrea Lissoni – Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern.

27 APRIL, 6.15PM, ICA LONDON

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Eldorado XXI + Q&A
Apr
26
6:15 PM18:15

Eldorado XXI + Q&A

ELDORADO XXI + Q&A

Dir. Salome Lamas, Portugal/France, 125 mins

A cinematic vignette of life in the highest settlement in the world.

La Rinconada y Cerro Lunar in the Peruvian Andes is the highest settlement in the world - and the site of a gold mine. There in search of their fortune, people live in crowded dwellings, without even enough for subsistence farming. Miners work for months with no payment – in exchange, they are allowed to explore the mines for their own profit for just four hours every thirty days.

Eldorado XXI tells complex, bleak stories through a haunting, contemplative film form, which constantly demands an active audience. Questioning established documentary conventions, it troubles the line between reality and myth, renegotiating the relationship between the known and the unknown.

Q&A with director Salome Lamas will be hosted by Gareth Evans Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.     

 

 

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26 APRIL, 6.15PM, ICA LONDON

 
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Manufacturing Reality - Masterclass With Pawel Lozinski
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Manufacturing Reality - Masterclass With Pawel Lozinski

MANUFACTURING REALITY

MASTERCLASS WITH PAWEL LOZINSKI

What are the ethical issues that arise when attempting to represent psychotherapy on screen? Filmmaker Pawel Lozinski will discuss the process of making his latest film, You Have No Idea How Much I Love You, and his practice in general as a form of visually manufacturing reality. He will explore practical filmmaking decisions and editorial choices as a type of storytelling designed to emotionally affect and manipulate the viewers’ experience of the film.

Masterclass with Pawel Lozinski will be hosted by Laure Bonville, London Film Festival programmer.

26 APRIL, 5PM, ICA LONDON

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You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (Nawet Nie Wiesz, Jak Bardzo Cie Kocham) + Q&A
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (Nawet Nie Wiesz, Jak Bardzo Cie Kocham) + Q&A

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU (NAWET NIE WIESZ, JAK BARDZO CIĘ KOCHAM) + Q&A

Dir. Paweł Łoziński, Poland, 76 mins

An intimate conversation on family, trauma and love.

In a therapist’s office, an estranged mother and daughter slowly begin to speak. As the conversation continues, old wounds and deeply buried emotions gradually surface. The therapist guides them carefully throughout, bridging the distance between them. 

Taking us to the heart of this painfully intimate scene, You Have No Idea How Much I Love You offers a nuanced mediation on family, vulnerability and the complexity of our relationships with those we love. As it does so, it reflects on the role of documentary film itself, probing its potential as a form of mediation and empathetic representation.

There is a Q&A with director Pawel Lozinski following the screening, hosted by film critic Wendy Ide

This screening is presented in association and with the support of Kinoteka Polish FIlm Festival

 
 

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PREVIEW SCREENING

25 APRIL, 8.00PM, ICA LONDON

 
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Why We Write - Roundtable hosted by Eric Hynes
Apr
25
6:15 PM18:15

Why We Write - Roundtable hosted by Eric Hynes

WHY WE WRITE

ROUNDTABLE ON DOCUMENTARY CRITICISM HOSTED BY ERIC HYNES

Hosted by film critic and curator Eric Hynes, with a participation of an Editor David Jenkins, (Little White Lies), a Production Editor  Isabel Stevens (Sight & Sound) and a film critic Simran Hans this roundtable will include different perspectives on the role of documentary criticism, from considerations of nonfiction artistry and filmmaking practices to the role of film in challenging and shaping society. What is the current status of documentary criticism in the wider field? What stories get published? Whose voices get published and read? Critics and editors weigh in, exploring why, how, and the varied ways in which they write.

25 APRIL, 6.15PM, ICA LONDON

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The Human Surge (El Auge Del Humano) + Q&A
Apr
23
7:45 PM19:45

The Human Surge (El Auge Del Humano) + Q&A

THE HUMAN SURGE (EL AUGE DEL HUMANO) + Q&A

Dir. Eduardo Williams, Argentina/ Brazil/ Portugal, 97 mins

An innovative look at young people’s quest for fulfilment across the world

Compelling and formally innovative, The Human Surge explores what it means to live and work in the digital present. Taking us into the lives of young people in different geographical locations, it offers a perspective that is at once intimate and global. 

Eschewing quick narrative links and easy conclusions, the film moves slowly, paying attention to the details of its subjects’ lives, the rhythms of their days. Throughout, it moves between countries and cameras: Mozambique is shot on a pocket Blackmagic, Argentina on 16mm film. Opening up new networks and points of contact between different stories, it meditates on the possibilities – and impossibilities - of connection, asking: what new forms of intimacy are possible in the contemporary moment?

The Argentinian focus programme on Sunday 23 April is presented in association and with the support of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London CSSD

 
 

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23 APRIL, 7.45PM, ICA LONDON

 
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The Future Perfect (El Futuro Perfecto) + Skype Q&A
Apr
23
5:45 PM17:45

The Future Perfect (El Futuro Perfecto) + Skype Q&A

THE FUTURE PERFECT (EL FUTURO PERFECTO) + SKYPE Q&A

Dir. Nele Wohlatz, Argentina, 65 mins

A visual exploration of isolation and translation.

The Future Perfect is a story of translation and transition, following 17-year-old Xiaobin as she moves between countries and languages, developing a new identity in the process.

Determined to gain independence from her family, Xiaobin has left China for Argentina – a country where she does not speak the language. In The Future Perfect, the process of learning Spanish becomes a metaphor for her development, framing her journey from arrival as an isolated young newcomer to the moment she can fully take ownership of her desires and ambitions - when she finally learns the conditional, the tense of the hypothetical future.

Skype Q&A with director Nele Wohlatz following the screening will be hosted by Maria Delgado.

The Argentinian focus programme on Sunday 23 April is presented in association and with the support of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London CSSD

 
 

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LONDON PREMIERE

23 APRIL, 5.45PM, ICA LONDON

 
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Docile Bodies (Los Cuerpos Dociles) + Skype Q&A
Apr
23
3:30 PM15:30

Docile Bodies (Los Cuerpos Dociles) + Skype Q&A

DOCILE BODIES (LOS CUERPOS DOCILES) + SKYPE Q&A

Dir. Diego Gachassin, Matías Scarvaci , Argentina/ Brazil, 75 mins

An investigation of the politics of the forbidden.

A raw and moving film, Docile Bodies explores the experience of marginalisation in the criminal justice system. Following the complex relationship between lawyer Alfredo Garcia Kalb and two of his young clients, the film takes viewers into the Argentinian legal world, laying bare its processes, the penalties it imposes and the painful consequences for the two men and their families. 

Here, the line between the personal and professional is often blurred. As it builds up a complex picture of the lawyer’s role, the film asks us to reflect on the ethics of the law, questioning what is allowed and what is forbidden.

Skype Q&A with directors Diego Gachassin and Matías Scarvaci following the screening will be hosted by Kieron Corless, the deputy editor of Sight & Sound

The Argentinian focus programme on Sunday 23 April is presented in association and with the support of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London CSSD

 
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UK PREMIERE

23 APRIL, 3.30PM, ICA LONDON

 
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STOP PLAY RECORD PRESENTS: Eduardo Williams In Conversation
Apr
23
2:00 PM14:00

STOP PLAY RECORD PRESENTS: Eduardo Williams In Conversation

STOP PLAY RECORD PRESENTS:

EDUARDO WILLIAMS IN CONVERSATION

Workshop with Eduardo Williams

Filmmaker Eduardo Williams discusses his transition from making shorts to feature-length films, as well as his artistic influences. He will talk about the way he has approached the representation of labouring bodies on screen throughout his career, and how he uses different geographical settings to tell stories. Clips from his previous short films and artist videos will be shown to illustrate the poetics of his work.

This event is presented by STOP PLAY RECORD and hosted by Chloe Trayner, Producer and Associate Programmer at Bertha DocHouse.

23 APRIL,  2PM, ICA LONDON

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Mogadishu Soldier + Q&A
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Mogadishu Soldier + Q&A

MOGADISHU SOLDIER + Q&A

Dir. Torstein Grude, Norway/Denmark, 84 mins

A raw exploration of life in a Somalian warzone

Mogadishu Soldier places the camera in the hands of two soldiers. Over the course of a year, they record their lives in Mogadishu, the war-torn Somalian capital where jihadist militants are attempting to take control. 

Through their eyes, we see fights and their shocking aftermath, as well as witnessing the impact of war on people’s everyday lives. Revealing both the horrific and the mundane aspects of war, the film offers an unsentimental, multifaceted and truly unique insight into the experience of conflict.

Q&A with director Torstein Grude will be hosted by Nadia Denton, writer and film programmer.

 

 

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UK PREMIERE

22 APRIL, 6.30PM, ICA LONDON

 
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About The Other  - Masterclass With Joshua Oppenheimer
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

About The Other - Masterclass With Joshua Oppenheimer

ABOUT THE OTHER

MASTERCLASS WITH JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER

Frames of Representation is delighted to welcome Joshua Oppenheimer, the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning director of the ground-breaking documentaries The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014) to host an exclusive event about his filmmaking methodologies and practice. In this masterclass, Oppenheimer will focus on the representation and perception of the ‘other’, and the concept of otherness in documentary cinema. He will discuss some of the ethical challenges of documentary filmmaking through examples from his work.

22 APRIL , 4PM, ICA LONDON

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Machines + Q&A
Apr
21
8:15 PM20:15

Machines + Q&A

MACHINES + Q&A

Dir. Rahul Jain, India/ Germany, 2016, 75 Mins

A compelling look behind the doors of an Indian textile factory

Exploring the human cost of mass production in our globalised world, Machines takes the viewer on a journey deep into the bowels of a vast and disorientating structure: a textile factory in Gujarat, India. Day and night, its engines run; in dim rooms, men operate machinery, dye intricately patterned fabrics; young children hunt through waste and work without time to rest.

Since the 1960s, India has seen unprecedented, unregulated industrialisation. Through powerful interviews and vivid images, this film foregrounds the stories of its workers. Evoking the unrelenting rhythm of factory life, it lays bare the exploitation and hardship at the heart of contemporary capitalism.

Q&A with director Rahul Jain following the screening will be hosted byNico Marzano, ICA Film Programmer and FoR Curator

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UK PREMIERE

21 APRIL , 8.15PM, ICA LONDON

 
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Dialogue On Labour - Talk With Rahul Jain
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Dialogue On Labour - Talk With Rahul Jain

DIALOGUE ON LABOUR

TALK WITH RAHUL JAIN

Examining the process leading up to his debut documentary feature Machines, Rahul Jain will talk about the role of the director as someone responsible both for documenting reality and managing the ethical challenges of making a film about the exploitation of workers. Jain will discuss the implications of different filmmaking styles, the dangers of romanticising poverty, and the importance of the visible and invisible working relationships and collaborations that are built into all aspects of the film’s production.

Talk with Raul Jain will be hosted by Dr Nicole Wolf.

21 APRIL, 6PM, ICA LONDON

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COMMUNION (KOMUNIA) + Q&A
Dec
6
8:15 PM20:15

COMMUNION (KOMUNIA) + Q&A

COMMUNION (KOMUNIA) + Q&A

Dir. Anna Zamecka, 2016, 73mins

When adults are ineffectual, children have to grow up quickly. Ola is 14 and she takes care of her dysfunctional father, autistic brother and a mother who lives separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family. She lives in the hope of bringing her mother back home. Her 13 year old brother Nikodem’s Holy Communion is a pretext for the family to meet up and Ola is entirely responsible for preparing the perfect family celebration. "Communion" reveals the beauty of the rejected, the strength of the weak and the need for change when change seems impossible. This crash course in growing up teaches us that no failure is final. Especially when love is in question.

UK Premiere with Director Q&A

December 6th, 20:15, ICA London

 
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Close-Up
Jul
10
2:30 PM14:30

Close-Up

IN MEMORY OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: CLOSE-UP

Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, 1990, 94mins

A brilliant exploration of the power of cinema, Close-Up reconstructs the true story of a cinephile’s attempt to become a filmmaker he admires. Hossein Sabzian introduces himself as celebrated Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and, under the pretext of working on a film project, enters the private life of a well-to-do Tehran family and eventually faces fraud charges. The film blends documentary and fiction within a sublime, sharp cinematic language frame by featuring the actual people involved while constantly playing with fictional film form. Close-Up is widely considered to be Kiarostami’s masterpiece.

JULY 10TH, 14:30, ICA LONDON

 
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Western
Jun
25
6:15 PM18:15

Western

WESTERN + Q&A

Dirs. Bill and Turner Ross, 2015, 93mins

The third feature-length documentary by brothers Bill and Turner Ross, Western is an intimate portrait of two neighbouring towns situated on opposite sides of the Texas-Mexico border. Though they have long lived in tranquillity, the communities of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico find themselves increasingly threatened by the violence of drug cartels. With lyrical imagery and immersive observations of the everyday lives of the town residents, the film offers a compassionate account of the human cost of violence.

Followed by a Q&A with Bill & Turner Ross

Presented in partnership with Open City Docs

June 25th, 18:15, ICA London

 
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Fire at Sea
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Fire at Sea

FIRE AT SEA (FUOCOMMARE)

PREVIEW SCREENING + DIRECTOR Q&A

Dir. Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France 2015, 108 mins

Samuele is 12 years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But his is not an island like the others - its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last 20 years in search of freedom.

Followed by a Q&A with director Gianfranco Rosi

ICA LONDON, JUNE 9TH 2016, 6.30PM

 
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Closing Night Drinks
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Closing Night Drinks

CLOSING NIGHT DRINKS WITH MUBI

After one week of screenings and events we'll be celebrating our inaugural year over a drink with audience and filmmakers. Join us after screening of UNCERTAIN: the final FRAMES of REPRESENTATION event of 2016, for drinks in the ICA bar with artist Martina Amati providing music and visuals.

April 27th, 10pm-12.30am, ICA Bar

 
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