/the rabbit holes
Date and time:
Dates to be confirmed
Cinéma GALERIES (exhibition hall)
Galerie de la Reine 26
Entry: free (walk-in, no tickets required)
All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.
THE DEVIL HAD OTHER PLANS (ACT I) (U.K.)
BY GULI SILBERSTEIN
A gut reaction to the Coronavirus apocalypse, made in the first months of isolation and confusion in March-June 2020, echoing the shocking, eerie and surreal experience of the pandemic. The classic Zombie film 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968) is processed by a mix of AI colorization technology, datamosh techniques, re-cutting and sound work, unveiling visions of the invisible. A post-horror experimental film/series in three acts. This is Act I – SHOCK. Running time: 00:13:37.
TOP GIRL (BELGIUM)
BY JANA VAN BRUSSEL
We find ourselves in a twilight zone, somewhere in between performing and being. Lady Nijo was a Japanese concubine in the 13th century, Margaux is a Belgian actress who went to try her luck in New York’s theater scene. These two identities find a middle ground in the well-known play ’Top Girls’. The film serves as a metaphor for the phenomenon of ’typecasting’ in the acting industry. Running time: 00:11:00.
A ROCK (HONG KONG)
BY SHING LEE
A man is contemplating on his struggle to against the movement of nature while voices kept him going alive no matter how hard he tried to be a rock. Running time: 00:09:48.
BY LINE KLUNGSETH JOHANSEN
Time perspective theory is the idea that our perception of time influences our emotions, perceptions and actions. Time perspective models break down time into chronological categories such as: Past. Present. Future. Running time: 00:03:00.
EMILY, ILAW NG TAHANAN (QATAR)
BY ANNA PROKOU
"I live inside a box, but one day I will live outside the box." Most people keep their trauma locked up inside, but for Emily, opening her "box of trauma" and confronting a painful past is the only chance to break free. The film takes place entirely within a red box. Running time: 00:19:00.
GHOST AND ME (UNITED STATES)
BY FRANCESCA PAZNIOKAS
A surreal, animated short about the path to recovery. Through Rorschach-like images, it explores how trauma affects our minds and bodies, how we reconcile the past with the future, and the fraught role coping mechanisms play in our healing. Running time: 00:02:17.
THE LONG WAIL OF A PASSING TRAIN SLIPS INTO THE HEART OF THE GHOSTS AND EVERYTHING EXPLODES INTO SILENCE (CANADA)
BY ANNE-MARIE BOUCHARD
An experimental animated film built around a single sound recording that evokes travel, the need to communicate, solitude, fragility, the desire for freedom, the arrival of fall, and our ephemeral existence. Running time: 00:07:46.
BY CARLOS NAHUEL CERUTTI
Something is already here. A Super 8 and 2d experimental animation film. Running time: 00:02:00.
FOREVER (UNITED STATES)
BY MITCH MCGLOCKLIN
A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question. 'Forever' was created using the experiential technique of using LiDAR to capture real life moments. The LiDAR unit used to acquire the footage was originally created for self-driving cars. This junction of technology and film making intersects with the subject of the film. AI uses LiDAR to "see" humanity in accurate detail, but has resolution limitations. In both story and style, "Forever" explores the boundary of advanced technology and the human experience. Running time: 00:07:25.
LOCOMOTIVE ORGANISMS (UNITED STATES)
BY CHRIS AARON
Locomotive organisms capable of being turned in all directions by the limpid wind of momentary sensation. Running time: 00:03:47.
BY ELIA KALOGIANNI
A night shift security guard in Athens, attempts to escape her suffocating routine by introducing a more intimate relationship into her life. She will soon realize that when it comes to human contact, a scheduled routine is not always the answer. Running time: 00:17:02.
HOMAGE TO AIRWAY (DENMARK)
BY SOPHIA IOANNOU GJERDING
Airway can be a reference to air travel and human respiration alike, but is also the name of a dog. The film takes its starting point in a 1920s photograph depicting the dog Airway, who was part pet, part lab animal to two anaesthesiologists. It also references a sculpture created by Friedrich Wilhelm Wolff in 1847: a satirical bronze sculpture depicting Germany’s first experiment with anaesthesia, conducted on an old, blind bear in the Berlin zoo. Gjerding questions how we perceive the world through the images we produce and surround ourselves with. 'Homage to Airway' is about the status of images and how we live with, and re-code, existing images. Running time: 00:12:25.
BY JELENA ILIC
'The Euphrates' is a poetic testimony by Jabbar Abdullah that remembers an intact Syria. In 2011 he experienced the outbreak of war and escaped until a river led him to his new home. Running time: 00:03:39.