Revising and recounting mythical stories can reshape our understanding of the present. Using a range of formats from digital 3D animation to expired film stock, the artists in this programme explore origin myths and post-apocalyptic visions of the future of humanity with poetic licence.
Films screened in this combined programme
Antes do lembrarLuciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes IFFR 2018 20′
Antes do lembrar explores the act of telling and recounting stories around prehistorical places in Brazil and how man recreates the world around them.
Liquid LandscapeNan Wang IFFR 2018 12′
After her Dust Poetry from 2014, Nan Wang, member of the Rotterdam Filmwerkplaats, has once again created an exceptional visual trip through mysterious landscapes.
Song XIFFR 2018 20′
A group of teenagers conducts a cremation ceremony for a man who is entering the afterlife while still being sought by the military for deserting.
Poor MagicIFFR 2018 8′
Computer-generated crowd simulations and ragdoll physics tests run berserk in dreamlike repetition, while a 3D endoscopic journey takes us through the body's most intimate passages.
Wrong RevisionYu Araki IFFR 2018 16′
Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa's short story The Devil and Tobacco (1916), Wrong Revision introduces a curious account of the devil's introduction to Japan in 1549.