Realms of the Unreal
An eerie ramble through films steeped in myth and folkloric forces.
This programme exhibits a multitude of engaging approaches to the practice of filmmaking itself; from the aesthetic rigors of a black and white palette, weaving a story from vintage found footage, to a contemporary engagement with ancient folktales. These films are not simply nostalgic though, with stories and themes evoking dark forces, rituals and superstition lying at the very core of each work, delivering a heavy blow to head and heart both.
Screening in this programme of short fiction films:
Night Mayor /Guy Maddin/Canada/2009/14 min
La Gran Carrera/Kote Camacho/Spain/2010/7 min
Diane Wellington/Arnaud des PalliÅres/France/2010/16 min
The Owl in the Snow/Neil Mansfield/Australia/2010/7 min
The Fisherman's Daughter/Tom Chick/UK/2011/7 min
A Tale of a Nixie/Heleri Saarik/Estonia/2010/24 min
23 June, 22:15 at George Square Theatre
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