Memories and archival material are refracted to create a rich pilgrimage through personal reminiscence and fragments of the past.
The films in this programme collapse the space between past and present through the unravelling of stories and fragments encased within the frames of found film stock, betwixt the pages of archival documents and amid personal accounts. The interlacing of reclaimed film and imagined narratives constructs a mesmeric collage, and a cluster of found 8mm film and a museum of maritime artefacts illuminate remnants of presence and remembrance bound within the objects we treasure. [12A]
Miguel Gomes/Portugal, France, Germany, Italy/2013/27 min
Four elliptical dialogues dart amid repurposed archival film material in this mosaic portrait of shifting personal and political landscapes.
News of the Queen (Notícias da rainha)
Ana Johann/Brazil/2013/19 min
Tearing at the boundaries of documentary modes through a merging of sound, narrative, and archival material, a fragmentary vignette of family lineage across the course of several decades is evoked.
Tim Walker/UK/2014/13 min
A delirious overlapping of wistful reminiscence and stark reality permeates this tale of an ill-fated love affair between a man and a mermaid. Starring Ben Whishaw.
The Fish Tamer (El Domador de Peixos)
Roger Gómez, Dani Resines/Spain/2013/23 min
A traverse through the very personal realms of a deceased sailor, examining the museum of maritime artifacts and 8mm films that form his rhapsodic ode to life on the ocean waves.
Colleen Kwok/USA/2013/12 min
During Christmas 2010, two teenagers living in a mobile community unearth a collection of undeveloped 8mm Kodachrome film. However, there are just days until the last remaining processing lab closes.
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