The power of repetition. Films in 16mm and 35mm format, made using exceptional techniques. Shifting patterns and visual rhythms have a meditative effect and – if the repetition continues – lead to a trance-like sensation.
Films screened in this combined programme
Saint Bathans RepetitionsAlexandre Larose IFFR 2018 20′
A series of cinematic portraits expand into a tapestry of glistening natural light and vaporous movement, created via a painstaking process of in-camera layering effects.
Star FerrySimon Liu IFFR 2018 8′
Time is condensed in 35mm imagery of the metropolises Hong Kong and Tokyo, melding together impressions of city life by day and night.
Inside the MachineRichard Tuohy, Dianna Barrie IFFR 2018 12′
Performative optical sound film with three 16mm projectors. Humans and machines merge on screen; this is how cinema works.
An Empty ThreatJosh Lewis IFFR 2018 8′
Fully handmade 16mm film with deep black blots in various shapes and sizes, sequenced into a variety of visual rhythms. Soundtrack by Stephen Vitiello.
Comfort StationsAnja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy IFFR 2018 26′
A found set of images and sounds with an instruction text make a special type of film. Comfort Stations manifests itself as some sort of psychological test.