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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Peggy Ahwesh

Peggy Ahwesh at IFFR

  • Beirut Outtakes

    Film material found in the cellars of an old cinema in Beirut from long ago edited into a real time machine..

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Observando el cielo

    Seven years of celestial field recordings gathered from the chaos of the cosmos.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • The Star Eaters

    A short dissertation on women and gambling, against the background of decaying Atlantic City.

    • short films
  • Let me Count the Ways

    Another instalment in the never-ending saga of Peggy and Fred in Hell, a project that Thornton continues to elaborate upon since more than a decade. In this ‘prequel’, she gives away the most explicitly historical and, at the same time, the most personal contextualisation of the whole apocalyptic project: America’s construction of the atom bomb.

    • exploding cinema
  • Certain Women

    A very ordinary American town, but no ordinary people. And far from ordinary relationships.

    • main programme features
  • Heaven’s Gate

    With Heaven’s Gate, Ahwesh employs a strategy similar to that used in 73 Suspect Words: against a blank screen, a metronomic procession of single words unfolds, gradually building into a cool, minimal portrait of the apocalyptic paranoia that runs through the American social body. While 73 Suspect Words appropriated text from the writings of Theodore […]

    • Short!
  • She Puppet

    Lara Croft comes up against herself in a fit of philosophical introspection.

    • main programme short
  • 73 Suspect Words

    Text declaration by the Unabomber.

    • Desert of the real
  • Nocturne

    A psychological, layered horror film in which the continual threat of violence is made tangible.

    • main programme short