Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Schouwburgplein, free admission, part of Homeless Movies.
- Jasper Rigole
In the Regained section, new light is cast on existing film material by means of restored classics,...Read more about this programme
Spilliaert is fascinated by the seemingly spontaneous moments in double portraits that amateur filmmakers make of themselves.
She starts her visual essay by mirroring a Super-8 recording from an archive of amateur home movies with a video recording made by Spillaert's parents in 1990.
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.
As rich as the pantheon of entries in the EXPRMNTL festival may appear, many more projects were proposed, yet not selected. From the vaults of the Brussels Cinematek comes a selection of documents, posters, print work and special projects that constitute a counter-archive to what is celebrated as the most important festival of the avant-garde.