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.
Fri 27 Jan
Sun 29 Jan
Films in this program
Answer PrintMónica Savirón 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 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 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 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 16′
A procession of cheap snapshots, most likely assembled from discarded family albums. Voices reminisce about childhood, while the camera explores the fading colours.