We Make Couples

  • 57'
  • Canada
  • 2016
Featuring guest appearances from Suffragettes, Pussy Riot protesters, a runaway goat, two poodles, Mos Def, Frankenstein and cinema’s first kiss, We Make Couples draws fresh geometries of relationship. In a fittingly ravishing 'gone and there' montage of sound, stills, 16mm footage, and who knows what and from where, Mike Hoolboom relays notes on the art of projection and protest. The voices of Andréa de Keijzer and Erin Robinsong gently implore us not to not get stuck playing the same roles, but instead to take risks. Hoolboom wants us to make movies that are less about knowing where we are, and more about urgently searching together in the dark. With over 80 films and videos, 70 awards and 15 international retrospectives to his name, Mike Hoolboom returns to IFFR 2016 with two rousing new films. Make sure to see them both. Also see Scrapbook in the compilation programme I Am a Camera.


Director
Mike Hoolboom
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Canada
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
57'
Medium
File
Language
English
Producer
Mike Hoolboom
Screenplay
Mike Hoolboom
Editor
Mike Hoolboom
Sound Design
Mike Hoolboom
Music
Machinefabriek, Jasper TX
Website
http://www.mikehoolboom.com