Original Film Title: Icaro
Director’s Name: Inês Loura
Writer’s Name: Inês Loura
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: France
Runtime: 2 minutes 13 seconds
Who am I?
A forgotten myth.
A shadow in a wall.
Still I rise.
Original Film Title: Moving through waiting rooms
Director’s Name: Sarah Choo Jing
Producer: Mathias Choo Rui Zhi
Country of Origin: Singapore
Runtime: 6 minutes
‘The dance is an art in space and time.
The object of the dance is to obliterate that.’ – Cunningham
Choo first began seeing dance as a visible action in life during Circuit Breaker in Singapore when she noticed people engaging in their ordinary daily routines in private, intimate spaces: movement is a dance, and the window the stage unveiling a performance.
In moving through waiting rooms, the distance is removed as we follow a young man in a metaphorical cycle of life through interpretive dance, a form of contemporary dance wherein the dancer improvises and reacts to his environment: a void deck acting as a mystical passageway taking him in a journey across time where he encounters his boyhood self and his future. As with life, dance in a larger concept is abstract.
Original Film Title: 砂に染む波
Director’s Name: Sakurako Shibata
Country of Origin: Japan
Country of Filming: Japan
Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds
The process by which body and space blend together.
Original Film Title: BLACK BOX
Director’s Name: Vicky Vassilopoulou
Writer’s Name: Vicky Vassilopoulou
Producer: Vicky Vassilopoulou
Country of Origin: Greece
Country of Filming: Greece
Language: Modern Greek (1453-)
Runtime: 9 minutes
A young cartoonist on the brink of a creative impasse she decides to create her own superhero.
Through this endeavor she will travel to a fantasy world with other superheroes and male characters as her skit takes character.
This journey will bring to light all the problems and guilt arising from her family as a result of the experience of awareness
Original Film Title: A Scrapbook of What’s Yours
Director’s Name: Darryl Ashton
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
A visual album exploring the concepts of mental health, memory, connection, spirituality, and self.
Original Film Title: ŁOBYRA
Director’s Name: Natalie Plaskura
Writer’s Name: Natalie Plaskura
Producer: Natalie Plaskura
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Germany
Runtime: 4 minutes 42 seconds
ŁOBYRA is a chapter of an ongoing gloomy tale
about the rise of the grouse king.
It tells of strange looming figures, who emerged under unknown circumstances, not revealing if their intensions are good or evil.
Seemingly attracted by an invisible calling,
they are steering towards the summit of a mountain
and summon something, which was put to sleep for a long time.
While the slumber ends, the transformation of the grouse king reaches the next physicality.
Original Film Title: Film di Dwinelle
Director’s Name: Miryam Sas
Runtime: 6 minutes 45 seconds
A Covid Era Structural Happening film by Miryam Sas
Because of Covid, we had to open the secret windows of Dwinelle 142 (UC Berkeley, USA) to keep our students safe. I was teaching Film 135, Experimental Film and Media, and trying to explain to students the concept of “Happenings” as well as the idea of the “Structural Film.” Opening the windows and setting a timer for one minute yielded an unexpected spectacle, the natural event which we could call “Dwinelle Film.” This film is an extension across time and a recorded variant on that original one minute experiment.
This film takes that series of windows through a full day across three separate (not always synchronized) frames, ending with the eerie vision of a fragment of Agnès Varda’s “La Pointe Courte” reflected on the Dwinelle Windows at dusk and by night, as it did during each of my live screenings during that course.
Original Film Title: 世·界
Director’s Name: Yang Shu
Country of Origin: China
Country of Filming: China
Runtime: 5 minutes 18 seconds
Hear what it hears, and see what it sees. But seeing is not necessarily true, hearing is even more false. However, all things are empty. Heaven and earth grow out of the universe, and life is between heaven and earth. No matter the spirit or the soul, a person is just a breath that travels around the world. Take the body as the world, and live life after life.
Original Film Title: COMMEDIA
Director’s Name: Riccardo Vannuccini
Writer’s Name: Riccardo Vannuccini
Producer: Maria Sandrelli
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
A filmic – experimental story? difficult? ecstatic? – a series of notes in the form of non-cinema.
Sideways and across, a company of people in a psychiatric residence, is part of the precipices of the mood of a girl who thinks of herself as a model, poet, actress, and maybe she really is, if it weren’t for that fool who always walks beside her.
Film experiment, etc., incomplete in its manifest and unconscious uncertainty.
In the background remain the mystery of fiction and the end in the human being.
Fiction as a system of being in the world, an end as an end to being in the world, a necessary background for the human being to produce the game of fiction and continue to make the world running the all-female risk of excessive joy.
Original Film Title: THIS IS FICTION
Director’s Name: Manyar Parwani
Writer’s Name: Manyar Parwani
Producer: Manyar Parwani, Marise Østergaard
Country of Origin: Denmark
Country of Filming: Denmark
Runtime: 12 minutes 31 seconds
A young woman confronts her fears of love, in a broken world.