Vintage political paranoia from Belgium, Eisenstein’s posthumous outing as a homosexual, a mountain of mutilated female bodies and a Brazilian family album. On the psychology of collecting and the dangerous tendency to also categorise people.
Films screened in this combined programme
Answer PrintMónica Savirón IFFR 2017 5′
Images on celluloid eventually deteriorate. In fact, a loss of colour is already noticeable in this poetic collage of recycled, predominantly magenta fragments.
Conseil d'EtatFanny Zaman IFFR 2017 8′
Footage from the 1950s evokes memories of both modernist euphoria and the Cold War. The soundtrack however refers to 1980s Belgian paranoia.
SERGEI/SIR GAYMark Rappaport IFFR 2017 36′
As a teenager, Eisenstein always signed his drawings 'Sir Gay'. The waggish essayist Rappaport sees clear signs of his sexual orientation throughout the Russian director’s film oeuvre.
What Happened to HerKristy Guevara-Flanagan IFFR 2017 15′
Endless scenes of men staring at female corpses. From beyond the grave an off-screen voice testifies about the forensic fetishisation of her body.
Ghost ChildrenJoão Vieira Torres IFFR 2017 16′
A procession of cheap snapshots, most likely assembled from discarded family albums. Voices reminisce about childhood, while the camera explores the fading colours.