Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Schouwburgplein, free admission, part of Homeless Movies.
- Meggy Rustamova
In the Regained section, new light is cast on existing film material by means of restored classics,...Read more about this programme
Examining the rule book for Roman Porno films used by the Nikkatsu studio from the 1970s to the 1980s, this contemporary pink treat finds that the practices of prostitution have changed significantly since then. Under the neon lights of Tokyo, we follow three sex workers whose lives are meshed in bittersweet melancholy.
Essayist Georg Wasner used fragments from three films to breathe new life into a text from 1909. This was the year that Norman Angell published his manifesto Europe’s Optical Illusion, in which he warns of violent reactions to globalisation, which even then was in the air.
In 1920s and 1930s Milan, Piero Portaluppi became a successful architect, as well as an enthusiastic filmmaker. His collection of amateur films not only illustrates his career but also gives an impression of a society increasingly under the spell of Mussolini.