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Journey to RussiaAngela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian 11:00 - 18:00 at TENT • 420′
In the late 1980s, found-footage pioneers Gianikian & Ricci Lucchi travelled to Russia looking for living memories of the avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. The result is a work consisting of a 10-metre-long watercolour roll with their notes and drawings from the trip, as well as a video installation showing their search for the survivors.
AngkarNeary Adeline Hay 11:30 - 12:41 at Pathé 5 • 71′
The filmmaker, daughter from a forced marriage in a Khmer Rouge detention village, returns with her father to meet his former persecutors in the obscure intimacy of the village in which they lived together for four years. Between past and present, the forgotten spectres re-emerge and the story, face-to-face, is finally told.
ZamaLucrecia Martel 15:30 - 17:25 at Pathé 6 • 115′
At the end of the eighteenth century Zama, a servant of the Spanish crown, whiles away his time on the banks of a South American river waiting for a letter from the king to reunite him with his wife – and civilisation. Martel’s film is an enchanting and original masterpiece that seems to have been made in a different era.
'77 No Commercial UseLuis Fulvio 16:00 - 18:34 at Pathé 3 • 127′
The maker, born in 1977, made this montage film about his endlessly fascinating year of birth. In Italy the streets were full of groups protesting, there were deaths during riots in Rome, Milan and Bologna, while armed movements attacked politicians and journalists. At the same time, there was a creative boom on many fronts, punk broke through and Elvis died.
Le fort des fousNarimane Mari 19:00 - 21:20 at LantarenVenster 6 • 140′
In three acts, Mari investigates in a brilliant, complex way the heritage of the colonisation process. From a historic portrayal in her birthplace Algeria, where those in power speak a language only they understand, the film changes into a documentary report of utopians and anti-imperialists in Greece.
Lamaland (Teil I)Pablo Sigg 21:00 - 22:58 at Pathé 2 • 91′
In the jungle of Paraguay live the Schweikhart brothers, descendants of the Aryan colony Nueva Germania, once founded in Paraguay by the sister of Nietzsche. With them as protagonists and in difficult conditions, Sigg shot this painterly fiction about the collapse of the fossilised order of their daily existence. With a leading role for a hypnotic, threatening soundtrack.
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson 22:00 - 23:30 at LantarenVenster 6 • 90′
In 1946, filmmaker Wilkerson's great-grandfather shot a black man dead – and no one batted an eyelid. Seventy years later in Alabama, when he asks for more details about this family secret, he soon realises that people don’t want to awaken the ghosts of the past.