Director: Dimitri Sterkens | Choreographer: Anibal Lautaro
Twelve world leaders assemble in a war room to play a game on life and death in which they have to dance tango. Last man standing.
Director: Rubin Stein | Choreographer: Mercedes Morillo
A group of soldiers enter a church in a destroyed village to face unexpectedly a young and mysterious flamenco dancer. Her dancing is more than a distraction. With a surprising and hypnotic mix of cinematic genres, Bailaora tackles the theme of war and concludes the black and white suspense trilogy “Light & Darkness” by Rubin Stein.
Between 9 May and 11 June 1943, the island of Pantelleria was violently bombarded by the Allied troops to reconquer Italian soil. Residents recall that, after the surrender, some of the buildings were blown up for the cameras of a propaganda combat film. Pantelleria traces the memories of this event in the local collective consciousness and looks at the contemporary implications of an episode that took place in the shadow of official history. Through a two-years long participatory process with the residents, the film explores the tension between the truth and its ideological distortion, between the reality of the bombs and their telling through images. The Nervi hangar, a symbol of Mussolini’s militarisation of
Director: Dagmar Dachauer | Choreographer: Dagmar Dachauer,
Knut Vikström Precht
Not too long and the ash tree will be extinct on the European continent. A fungus has taken over this part of the world and infected almost all the trees. Dagmar Dachauer was inspired by the sad fate of the European ash and linked the story to a personal loss in her own life.
Director: Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Emilie Leriche
Choreographer: Emilie Leriche, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern
On Mending follows a community’s attempt to process an overwhelming loss. The film and its characters find their way through a vast and barren alpine landscape, an abstract land of memory and nostalgia. A reflection on the beauty and inevitability of impermanence.
Director: Shantala Pèpe | Choreographer: Shantala Pèpe, Wilkie Branson
Sitting on a bench in front of a vast ocean, a man and a woman share a moment of intimacy. The overwhelming sounds of the sea, wind and birds take them to a fantasy of a burning love. Is it a memory, a dream, or a desire?
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