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
In this portrait, Mexican light master Carlos Reygadas (Post Tenebras Lux, 2012) seldom addresses the camera directly, but allows himself to be filmed during his first commercial assignment. An unexpectedly playful approach from this solitary filmmaker, in which his driver has as much to say as he does.
Echoing his work in white relief sculptures, Imai Norio’s debut film is entirely composed of circular flashes made using a hole punch on each frame of 16mm black film leader.
The film transports to a landscape of silence and solitude, alone with the wind, eyes burnt by the light. A place that turns harshness into tenderness.