Friday, 8 October 2021
17:00 - 19:00
This screening session features 2 films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.
Koning Albert l-laan 200
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 30 minutes before each screening. Reservation is not required, but optional. If you want to be certain of your seats, reserve your ticket(s) now here.
BY SARAH SEENÉ
Synopsis: Lumen (meaning light in Latin) is a sensorial film shot in Super 8 that paints a portrait of an adolescent with albinism. The hypersensitivity that this genetic condition engenders and the lack of pigmentation in her skin and eyes lend her an extraordinary aura. This film echoes a series of photographs entitled Fovea, which takes as its subject visually impaired young people. Running time: 00:01:41
Festivals: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF (Winner Best Experimental Film), Montreal Underground FF, Doc.World, Verona IFF, and more
About the director: Sarah Seené is a French visual artist based in Montréal. Working primarily in 35mm, Super 8 and Polaroid film, she focuses attention on the face, the body and the human being to create a dreamlike and poetic world in which intimacy is central. Seené also writes poetry, which she integrates into her photographic and moving image works.
YELLOW CAT (KAZAKHSTAN)
BY ADILKHAN YERZHANOV
Synopsis: He's got a gun, a girl and a dream. Ex-con Kermek and his beloved Eva want to leave their crime-infested lives on the Kazakh steppes behind. He has a dream: building a movie theater in the mountains. Will Kermek's love of Alain Delon be strong enough to keep them out of the violent clutches of the mafia? Running time: 01:30:00
Festivals: Venice Film Festival, Silk Road IFF, Batumi IFF (Winner Best Director), Verona IFF (Winner Best Narrative Feature), and more.
About the director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan, 1982) is a film director and scriptwriter. In 2009 he graduated from Kazakh National Academy of Arts with the major in “Film directing”. Yerzhanov is a two-time participant of the Cannes Film Festival's Official Program (“The Owners”, 2014, Official Selection, and “The Gentle Indifference of the World”, 2018, Un Certain Regard Section).