As part of Critics’ Choice, the screening of “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” on Mon 28 Jan, 16:30 will be preceded by a video essay by Chloé Galibert-Laîné & Kevin B. Lee.
Chloé Galibert-Laîné is a French filmmaker and researcher. She teaches at Université Paris 8 and is currently writing a PhD at the art-research doctoral program SACRe (École normale supérieure de Paris). She directed several award-winning short fiction films and stage productions. Her video essays about film and media are regularly screened in academic contexts and film festivals. In 2018 she with Kevin B. Lee were grantees of the Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fund and artists-in-residence of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP).
"I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians"Radu Jude IFFR 2019 140′
Idealistic theatre-maker discovers that not everyone wants to be reminded of Romania’s kick-off of the Holocaust.
Why this mass murder though? It’s questions like this that theatre director Mariana has to fend off whilst working on a reconstruction of the events that led to the Romanian extermination of Jews in Odessa in 1941. Contemporary hero-worship and racism get in the way. Will Romanian audiences even want to see her outdoor play?
Kevin B. Lee is a US-born filmmaker and critic. Over the last ten years, he has produced over 360 video essays exploring film and media. His award-winning film Transformers: The Premake played in several festivals and was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound. He was Artist in Residence of the Harun Farocki Institut in Berlin. He is now Professor of Crossmedia Publishing at the Merz Akademie, Stuttgart. In 2018 he with Chloé Galibert-Laîné were grantees of the Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fund and artists-in-residence of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP).
Photo in header: Chloé Galibert-Laîné & Kevin B. Lee