City and Wilderness

  • Canada, Turkey, France, Taiwan, Russia /
  • 71 mins

An interrogation of the artistic and political context of the cities and landscapes of our everyday lives.

A sideways excursion into the topography of human habitats, upending familiar perceptions and depictions of the places where we enact our lived experience. Representations of the city as a bewitching edge-land, at once hospitable and formidable, are juxtaposed with existences that tug at the wild and dreamlike edges of society: displaced individuals who inhabit floating temples or drift across vast, menacing natural wildernesses. [15]

Within & Without (Sans dehors ni dedans)
Joëlle Desjardins Paquette/Canada/2013/15 min
In a storage facility, nestled beneath a railway bridge, a mother and her son attempt to carve out a small place of sanctuary amid this transient, desolate urban environment.

Little Black Fish (Küçük kara baliklar)
Azra Deniz Okyay/Turkey, France/2013/27 min
Through the layering of closely-observed, overlapping narratives, the sometimes fragmentary, yet frequently joyous experiences of three marginalized citizens are vividly evoked.

The Palace on the Sea
Midi Z/Taiwan/2014/15 min
A floating palace, hovering liminally betwixt dream and reality, creates a conduit through which two displaced individuals may explore senses of remembrance and reflection.

Winter (Zima)
Cristina Picchi/Russia/2013/13 min
A lyrical evocation of the harsh and unforgiving beauty embodied by the Russian landscape in the biting, crepuscular winter months.

2014 Archive

Book Tickets

  • 21 June, 18:30 at Cameo 3

    Too late!

  • 23 June, 16:40 at Cameo 3

    Too late!

Bulk Buy
Buy 10 or more tickets for different films* and get a 35% discount.
Buy 6-9 different films* and get a 25% discount.
*excludes Opening and Closing

Want to save for later?

Login or Register to add this movie to 'My EIFF'. Build a list of all the movies you want to see during the festival and share it with your friends!


Login or Register to post / report comments

There are currently no comments.

2016 Festival Diary:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.

Films by Continent


Share this page

Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.

Find Films By Strand

EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.

What are the strands?

Featured Trailer