Sami van Ingen’s Flame (2018) and Jonna Kina’s Arr. for a Scene (2017) are screened in the international competition of short films at Art Film Fest, Slovakia, held in Košice from June 15–23.
The screenings of Flame take place on Saturday, June 16, at 16:00, and on Sunday, June 17, at 13:00.
Flame is a fractured melodrama, based on damaged frames from the last minutes of the only remaining nitrate reel of the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937) directed by Teuvo Tulio. All screening prints and the negative of the film were destroyed in a 1959 studio fire. A sequence from the middle of the film was found at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris in 2015.
The screenings of Arr. for a Scene take place on Sunday, June 17, at 16:00, and on Monday, June 18, at 13:00.
Arr. for a Scene is a documentary of two foley artists while they are producing sounds for one of the most famous film scene in the film history (the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, 1960). This performance is documented on 35 mm film. The original film scene will remain invisible while the viewer sees only the foley artists creating sound effects for the scene, such as footsteps, shower and door closing. During the performance, the foley artists are looking straight at the camera. The film inverts the position of the screen and the gaze of the viewer. The viewer becomes part of the scene. The film examines the way sounds are constructed for the use of cinema and what happens when the structures of a film are dismantled into parts.
Art Film Fest, 15.–23.6.2018, Košice, Slovakia
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