Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Schouwburgplein, free admission, part of Homeless Movies.
- Eva Giolo
In the Regained section, new light is cast on existing film material by means of restored classics,...Read more about this programme
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.
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.
Footage from the 1950s evokes memories of both modernist euphoria and the Cold War. The soundtrack however refers to 1980s Belgian paranoia.