Short films by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Joakim Pusenius, Jan Ijäs, and Pink Twins are screened at Rencontres Internationales. The festival is held in Berlin from June 19–24 in Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Jan Ijäs’s Social Connection (2016) is included in the screening “Machine à fiction” on Wednesday, June 20, at 17:00. The film’s dialogue has been copied from online forums as is, with no editing. Many times these “faceless” online conversations end up to a very surreal limbo.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila‘s Studies on the Ecology of Drama (2017) is included in the opening screening of the festival. The screening takes place on Thursday, June 21. Studies on the Ecology of Drama is an artwork about methods of presentation as a path to other living creatures. It questions the anthropocentrism of the film language and aims at the new balance between humans, animals and plants.
Pink Twins’s Overlook (in the featured image) will be screened in the programme “Cinéma revisité”, on Thursday, June 21, at 21:30. Impossible architecture, an ancient burial ground and a lure for psychotic janitors were the building blocks of Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. In this story vignette, chaos animators Pink Twins add zero gravity and a rupture in space-time continuum to the mix and serve a taster of subtle cosmic horror.
Joakim Pusenius’s I Don’t Know the River (2016) will be screened in the programme “Sans issue” on Sunday, June 24, at 13:00. It is an experimental documentary film on three peculiar events that took place in three different forests.
Rencontres Internationales, 10.–15.4.2018, Paris, France
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