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April 12, Sunday, 19.30, Rodina, Main Hall
Programs R08:Choreographing Cinema: inspirations for makers and lovers of dance film genre
(in collaboration with Clermont-Ferrand Festival)

Curator's Note: This year, I happened to attend the Clermont-Ferrand Festival (France), the largest short film festival in the world. I saw a lot of exquisite shorts. I found some of them (especially the ones in the Labo Competition) incredibly inspiring for the dance filmmakers and lovers of dance film. That is how this proram was born. Films in this program do not include dance but they are full of choreographic and editing techniques that dance film makers work with all the time.Calmin Borel, one of the curators of the Labo Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand, will be in person to introduce the program and answer audience's questions. KINODANCE ecpresses its deep gratitude to the Digital Arts Foundation for making Mr. Borel's visit possible.

"Coagulate” (6min, 2008, France)
dir. Mihai Grecu

Absence, presence and aquatic distortions in this choreography of fluids, mysterious forces twist the physical laws and affect the behaviour of living beings in purified spaces.

Mihai Grecu was born in Romania in 1981. After studying art and design in Romania and France, he has been pursuing his artistic research at the Fresnoy Studio of Contemporary Arts. Recurring topics such as distress, cloning, hallucination, city life and war articulate the whole of his exploration of mysterious and subconscious beginnings. These visual and poetic trips, mix several techniques and styles and may be seen as propositions for a new dream oriented technology. His work hes been shown in numerous galleries and film festivals (Locarno, Rotterdam, Festival of New Cinema in Montreal).

"L’Arbitro” (15min, 2008, France)
dir. Paolo Zucca

In the spirit of Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini, this magnificent short choreogaphs the hellish mayhem of a lowest division football match wherein the destinies of two thieves cross path.

After receiving a Degree in Modern Literature at University of Florence, Paolo Zucca took courses in screenwriting and directing in Rome. He directed five award-winning shorts and over thirty commercials. He live in Saridna, Italy.

"The Girl Chewing Gum” (12min, 1976, UK)
dir. John Smith

"In The Girl Chewing Gum” Smith choreographs the action in the static frame set in a busy Longon street. We hear the voice of the “director” who gives instructions that get more and more ridiculous. The more film progresses, the more documentary reality gets subverted, the order gives in to chance, the theatre of absurd gets created.

John Smith was born in London in 1952 and studied film at the Royal College of Art. Since 1972 he has made over 40 film, video and installations works. His films have been shown in cinemas, art galleries and on television throughout the world and awarded major prizes at film festivals in Leipzig, Oberhausen, Hamburg, Cork, Geneva, Palermo, Uppsala, Bangkok, Ann Arbor and Chicago.

"Sweden" (8min, 2000, Sweden)
"Music for One Apartment and Six Drums" (10min, 2001, Sweden)
dir. Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson

"Sweden":On the Swedish south coast a man is gazing out at sea. He pulls out a compass and finds north. He starts to run. Three days and three nights later he reaches his goal: Treriksröset. He has passed the state of Sweden.

"Music...":Six drummers participate in a well planned musical attack in the suburbs. As an elderly couple leave their apartment the drummers take over. On everyday objects they give a concert in four movements: Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom and Livingroom.

Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, born in 1969, has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in industrial design and is also a cartoonist and illustrator. Ola Simonsson, born 1969, has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in music education as singing-master and is also a singer and musician. In 2000, the artists formed a production company Kostr-film and since then directed seven award-winning films that were screened all over the wolrd.

KINODANCE would like to thank Swedish Film Institute for providing the screening copies of the film .

“Next Floor” (11.5min, 2008, Canada)
dir. Denis Villeneuve

During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.

Denis Villeneuve has rapidly achieved both public and critical attention for films showcasing his powerful and distinctive cinematic voice. His first two feature films “32nd Day of August on Earth” and “Maelström” were screened to critical acclaim at many international festivals.

“Superbia” (15min, 1986, Germany)
dir. Ulrike Ottinger

Early allegorical forms and figures (triumphal procession, dance of death, Baroque tragedy etc.) set up the stage for the the triumphal procession of the giant haystack as a symbol of human vanities. The procession becomes a military parade of abrupt, functional and arrogant gestures. Through montage choreography, the films brings together and juxtaposes diverse musical fragments and rhythms intone in the staged triumphal procession with documentary images, including marches, ticker-tape parades and military review.

Ulrike Ottinger has been a unique voice in German cinema since her debut in the early 1970s. Born in 1942, she began her career as a painter in Paris, and was widely exhibited in Europe before returning to Germany, where she directed her first film in 1971. Since 1973, she has lived in Berlin. Over the past 20 years, Ulrike Ottinger has directed 15 films, including feature-length fictions and experimental documentaries.

“Muro” (18min, 2008, Brazil)
dir. Tião

Soul in vacuum, desert in expansion.

Tião is one of the founders of the group Trincheira, based in Recife, Brazil. “Muro” is his second short. It has been screend and won awards at such festivals as Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin, Cannes and many others.


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