Vijf leden van de jongerenjury van CINEMATEKs Age d’or Festival presenteren een carte blanche waarin ze op zoek gaan naar de staat van de filmkunst vandaag. Elk lid presenteert één korte film die voor hen illustreert wat een actuele film een belangrijke film maakt. Ze dagen daarbij KASK-studenten uit om in dialoog te treden. In plaats van te praten over film, wordt het een gesprek tussen films.
De avond bestaat uit twee delen. Van 18:00 tot 19:30 laat de jongerenjury zijn keuze zien, van 20:30 tot 22:00 volgt de repliek van de delegatie KASK-studenten in de vorm van een tweede filmprogramma. Woord en wederwoord, beeld en tegenbeeld.
DEEL 1 (18:00 - 19:30)
VON MENSCHEN GEMACHT
EVA MEYER-KELLER & HANNA SYBILLE MÜLLER, GERMANY 2010
colour, 33’, Digital file
The material for the film was made in 2009 as part of the performance project Building after Catastrophes in Berlin during which Eva Meyer-Keller and Hanna Sybille Müller, together with seven children intuitively researched catastrophes and built models of (natural) catastrophes from food and everyday objects. The children involved directed themselves and acted as camera operators, performers, narrators, lighting technicians and makers. The film Von Menschen gemacht is a split screen. On the right the children are shown in long shot during the performance as they construct and demonstrate the disaster scenarios. The left image shows the film they were making during that process in which the children have decided how to show the catastrophes themselves. The discussions they had during the making of the piece forms the film's soundtrack.
THE MEANING OF STYLE
PHIL COLLINS, MALEYSIA 2011
colour, 5’, Digital file
the meaning of style offers a poetic look at constructions of identity through the examination of a specific subculture. Filmed with a group of young anti-fascist skinheads the artist encountered in Malaysia, this work takes its title from British theorist Dick Hebdige’s study Subculture: The Meaning of Style (1979), an influential interpretation of the cultural styles shaped by Britain’s post-war youth. Here, Collins looks at the local adoption of skinhead subculture, originally a black and white working class movement, in the form of a cinematic reverie set to an original soundtrack. Incorporating a rich collage of cultural symbols and architecture from both East and West, the film provides a delicate frame for reflection on the relationship between British colonial history and contemporary subcultures in this region of the world.
GREEN BLACK OUT
MEGGY RUSTAMOVA, GEORGIA-BELGIUM 2014-2017
colour, 8’, Digital file
Green black out is an essay film on memory and photography. Most photographs originate from the coast of the Black Sea in Georgia and were made with a disposable camera. After development of the film, almost all the pictures turned out to be green. On some of the discoloured images a figure or landscape emerges. Others are completely overshadowed with a green darkness covering every possible reading of the image. This film is a struggle to understand what notions like family, nation and cultural identity mean; it deals with topics such as the accuracy of history, the humour of interpretation, subjective versus objective truth, and the ways in which tales and images from the past embody cultural memory.
LÉOPOLD LEGRAND, BELGIUM 2016
colour, 14’, DCP
Angelika probably saw too many things for a 7 year old. Yet, without ever complaining, she advances determined and courageous. Between the home where she now lives and the kennel where she goes to visit the family dog, she walks with her head held high and her heart heavy.
FARAH KASSEM, LEBANON-BELGIUM 2017
colour, 19’, DCP
When the terror alert level in Belgium was raised, the Interior Minister stated that he was going to clean Molenbeek, a region in Brussels recently tied to Islamist extremism. Meanwhile, a resident from Schaerbeek notices something unusual happening in front of her window. She decides to alert the authorities.
DEEL 2 (20:30 - 22:00)
LISA RAVE, GERMANY 2014
colour, 30', HD-file
Interweaving various layers of imagery and text, Europium analyses history’s repeating patterns in the complex interplay of culture, economy and ecology. The rare earth element lending the work its title literally makes the film appear to viewers as it does, pointing to the material traces of human interventions in geological strata as defining properties of the things and technologies we surround ourselves with. (source: Vdrome)
JOHAN VAN DER KEUKEN, NETHERLANDS 1968
black&white, 5', HD-file
Voor de televisieshow Mies-en-Scène werden Nederlandse cineasten uitgenodigd een soort gefilmd feuilleton aan elkaar te breien. Van der Keuken wilde dat verhaal versjteren en filosofeerde over vorm en kat. (bron: Nederlands Film Festival)
WOW SOPHIA, WOW
CHARLES DHONDT, BELGIUM 2016
colour, 17', HD-file
Documentary containing fictional elements. On love between a young woman (Sophia Bauer, 22) and a young filmmaker (Charles Dhondt, 22), bound together through several staged thoughts, events and actions. The film as a sexual and emotional awakening.
Een initiatief van Cinea en Service de Culture Cinématographique, in samenwerking met CINEMATEK.