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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen at IFFR

  • Sonic Youth: “Do You Believe in Rapture?”

    Ode to the legendary rock club CBGB with a flaming performance by Sonic Youth.

    • Music Please!
  • NYC Weights and Measures

    The filmmaker made shots of New York streets on 16mm. With a ticker-tape parade for astronaut John Glenn. And without material that was impounded by t

    • Music Please!
  • Blessed Are the Dreams of Men

    Travel pictures. Anonymous travellers on their way to an unknown destination.

    • Music Please!
  • Building a Broken Mousetrap

    Partly on grainy black & white film material and partly in colourful digital, Jem Cohen masterfully records the stamping intensity of the already lege

    • Music Please!
  • Amber City

    Portrait of a town in Italy in the grey area between the documentary, narrative and experimental genres.

    • main programme short
  • Blood Orange Sky

    Crystal-clear film and video images of everyday life in the large Sicilian town of Catania.

    • main programme short
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit

    At the request of Patti Smith, Jem Cohen made a short film for the release of her version of Smells Like Teen Spirit. Not a music video, but a short f

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • New York (Southstreet Seaport / Staten Island Ferry)

    Film-maker watches in despair as a traditional harbour is turned into an amusement park. An exploration in video by a celluloid virtuoso.

    • on the waterfront new films
  • Chain

    Two women lost in the vastness of global culture. One is a corporate worker sent to research the amusement park industry. The other is an outsider wor

    • ID: The Generic Self
    • Voices