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 SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
  • 12:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:30
  • 19:30
  • 20:30
mncars SALA ALCALÁ 31
COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
Calle Alcalá 31 - 28014 Madrid
Subway: line 2, Sevilla, or Banco de España
Free entrance
[FORUM]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
12:00


GET TOGETHER

The Rencontres Internationales invite you to a late convivial breakfast with artists and filmmakers. Every day, professionals, curators, museums directors or independant organization directors will introduce their work and discuss with the audience.

Oana Tanase
MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest - Curator - Bucharest, Romania
www.mnac.ro

Clément Minighetti
MUDAM Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean – Chief Curator - Luxembourg
www.mudam.lu

Fatma Colakoglu 
Pera Museum - Head of Film, Video and Performance Programming - Istanbul, Turkey
www.peramuzesi.org.tr
 
 
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mncars SALA ALCALÁ 31
COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
Calle Alcalá 31 - 28014 Madrid
Subway: line 2, Sevilla, or Banco de España
Free entrance
[LOOPED SCREENING]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
14:00 > 20:00


CONTEMPORARY ANIMATIONS
From April 13th to April 21st, a special programme will be screened continuously every afternoon.

Ozan ADAM: Zymotic amaurosis | Animation | 16mm | color and b&w | 0:00:54 | Turkey | 2009 [•]
Tomomichi NAKAMURA: Ari | Animation | digibeta | color | 0:11:00 | Japan | 2009 [•]
Vera KLUTE: Hair in my Soup | Animation | dv | color | 0:02:32 | Ireland | 2008 [•]
J Tobias ANDERSON: The Wind | Animation | dv | black and white | 0:03:44 | Sweden | 2009 [•]
Diego DEL POZO BARRIUSO: Pieza para orgía y fábrica | Animation | dv | black and white | 0:06:42 | Spain | 2006 [•]
Xenia LESNIEWSKI: Egodyston | Animation | hd | color | 0:03:27 | Germany | 2009 [•]
Cecilia LUNDQVIST: Area of Use | Animation | dv | black and white | 0:05:12 | Sweden | 2009 [•]
Peter BURR: Junk Spirals | Animation | dv | color | 0:05:30 | USA | 2009 [•]
Martha COLBURN: Triumph of the Wild | Animation | 16mm | color | 0:10:46 | USA | 2009 [•]
Federico SOLMI: Douche Bag City | Animation | dv | color | 0:08:00 | Italy / USA, Australia | 2009 [•]
Ulu BRAUN: Westcoast | Vidéo collage | hdv | color | 0:07:20 | Germany / Germany, Finland | 2009 [•]
Félix DUFOUR-LAPERRIÈRE: M | Animation | 35mm | black and white | 0:07:45 | Canada | 2009 [•]
Vladimir TODOROVIC: The Snail on the Slope | Animation | hdv | black and white | 0:07:42 | Serbia / Singapur | 2009. [•]
Nicholas BROOKS: Laitue | Animation | 35mm | black and white | 0:09:00 | United Kingdom | 2010

© Xenia Lesniewski

A screening dedicated to rare and surprising contemporary animated films, most of which are directed by visual artists. Ozan ADAM creates a primitive animation emphasizing the plasticity of forms. Tomomichi NAKAMURA shows ants and a crow becoming symbolic intermediaries between a strong man, a short man and a pregnant woman. Vera Klute transforms the ordinary into the absurd. J Tobias Anderson reanimates extracts from film noir movies and points out the repetition and the wearing down of language. Diego DEL POZO BARRIUSO speaks about women and men submerged by things missing and the loneliness they experience in their work environment. Xenia LESNIEWSKI gives form to her fears and then animates them. Cecilia LUNDQVIST illustrates the inner thoughts of a house wife on the alternative uses of her work tools. Peter BURR shows the insane collapse of a world inhabited by sad clowns. Martha COLBURN illustrates the age-old fight between the weak and the strong. Federico SOLMI shows us a world without hope in a satire of the current economic crisis. Ulu BRAUN lays out a panorama spanning from Rotterdam to Sydney, gathering the symptoms of our society. Félix DUFOUR-LAPERRIÈRE assembles, juxtaposes and manipulates animated structures, little architectures that follow and overlap each other, springing up little clouds. Vladimir TODOROVIC deploys auto-generating processes and adapts a novel into abstract visual and sonorous forms.
 
 
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mncars NATIONAL MUSEUM REINA SOFIA
SALON DE ACTOS SABATINI
Acceso por calle Santa Isabel, 52 - 28012 Madrid
Subway: Line 1, Atocha
Free entrance
[SCREENING]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
15:30
> Salon de Actos Sabatini

POST-COLONIAL

Ben RUSSELL: Let each one go where he may | Documentary | 16mm | color | 2:15:00 | Suriname / USA | 2009

© Ben Russell

“This is how we’ve heard it: during slavery, there was hardly anything to eat. They would whip you until your ass was burning, then they would give you a bit of plain rice in a bowl. And the gods said, they said that this is no way for human beings to live. The gods would help them. ‘Let each one go where he may.’ So they ran.” - Lantifaya, Masiakiiki, Suriname, 1973
Let Each One Go Where He May is Russell’s stunning feature debut, a film that both partakes in and dismantles traditional ethnography, opts for mystery and natural beauty over annotation and artifice, and employs unconventional storytelling as a means toward historical remembrance. A rigorous, exquisite work with a structure at once defined and winding, the film traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname over land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River, in a rehearsal of the voyage undertaken by their ancestors who escaped from slavery at the hands of the Dutch 300 years prior. A path still traveled to this day, its changing topography bespeaks a diverse history of forced migration.
Shot almost entirely with a 16mm Steadicam rig in thirteen extended shots of nearly ten minutes each, Let Each One Go is strangely taut as it absorbs the rhythms and sounds of life, landscape and legacy. The camera acts as a third character, observing but also engaging in a deft dance with the two young men, following one then the other, circling, pursuing, leading, pausing, with sometimes disarming intimacy. Uncomfortably assuming its role as documenter, this disembodied, alternating point of view trails the film’s protagonists along dirt paths, onto a crammed, bobbing bus, through illegal gold mines and urban traffic, into the jungle and onto a motorboat, at last stumbling upon a rousing, ritualistic scene where the real ultimately challenges the film’s fiction.
In its cartographic portrayal of contemporary Saramaccan culture, Let Each One Go invites anachronism and myth-making to participate in the film’s daring conflation of history, its oscillations between re-enactment and record, its investigation of the gaze and cultural oppression and survival. Like a Rouchian ethno-fiction, the film leads the viewer not only on an extraordinary quest, but also into an inquiry on representation and the camera’s transformative powers.
 
 
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mncars NATIONAL MUSEUM REINA SOFIA
AUDITORIUM 200
Acceso por Ampliación, Ronda de Atocha - 28012 Madrid
Subway: Line 1, Atocha
Free entrance
[SCREENING]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
18:00
> Salon de Actos Sabatini

DARK LIGHTS

Mario PFEIFER
: Untitled [Two guys] | Video | hd | | 0:08:00 | Germany | 2008 [•]
Alberto DE MICHELE: I Lupi | Video | dv | | 0:17:00 | Italy | 2009 [•]
Jeanne LIOTTA: Sutro | Experimental film | 16mm | color | 0:03:00 | USA | 2009 [•]
Hee Won Navi LEE: Phone Tapping | Video | betaSP | color | 0:09:30 | SouthKorea | 2009 [•]
Chia-wei HSU: March 14, 2009, Hong Kong Coliseum | Video | dv | color | 0:07:43 | Taiwan | 2009 [•]
Nooshin FARHID: Criss Cross | Video | dv | color | 0:07:30 | United Kingdom | 2009 [•]
Tonci GACINA: 22:22 Split-Zagreb | Video | dv | color | 0:04:08 | Croatia | 2008 [•]

© Hee Won Navi Lee

Mario PFEIFER films two adolescents from the Kreuzberg district in Berlin. They venture across different social spaces and appropriate them through an aesthetic gesture. Lupi de Alberto DE MICHELE films a group of thieves operating only on the foggiest of nights, when everything becomes invisible. Jeanne LIOTTA creates an animated portrait of a television tower at the top of a hill, the guard over the fog and electronic signals. Hee Won Navi LEE brings two voices together over the telephone to talk about ghosts and guide us across the city. Chia-Wei HSU films the Coliseum of Hong Kong, devoid of any sign of life, apart from a single voice. Nooshin FARHID reappropriates the images connected to representations created by the media, images of a degraded society. Tonci GACINA films the houses along the train line connecting Split to Zagreb by night, the light from the houses shining through the windows; brief moments of life.
 
 
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mncars FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA
CINE DORÉ - Calle Santa Isabel, 3 - 28012 Madrid
Subway: Line 1, Antón Martín
Entrance: 2€ / 2,50€
Pass/accreditations: Free entrance within the limit of seats
[SCREENING]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
18:30
> Room 2

WORK VALUE

Pere PORTABELLA :  Mudanza | Documentary | beta num.  color | 0:20:00 | Spain   | 2008
Natacha NISIC: Le textile est mort mais les gens vivent encore 1 | Exp. documentary | super16 | color | 0:05:47 | France | 2008 [•]
Natacha NISIC: Le textile est mort mais les gens vivent encore 2 | Exp. documentary | super16 | color | 0:05:20 | France | 2008 [•]
Marianne PISTONE, Gilles DEROO: Hiver (les grands chats) | Fiction | 35mm | color | 0:55:00 | France | 2008 [•]

© Pere Portabella

Natacha NISIC used a sequence-shot to film the hands of factory workers while they talk about working on an assembly line and their gestures in the Desurmond textile mill in Tourcoing, closed in 2004. Marianne PISTONE et Gilles DEROO film adolescents in the north of France, in their abrupt passage into adulthood and their arrival at the factory.
 
 
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mncars NATIONAL MUSEUM REINA SOFIA
AUDITORIUM 200
Acceso por Ampliación, Ronda de Atocha - 28012 Madrid
Subway: Line 1, Atocha
Free entrance
[SCREENING]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
19:30
> Salon de Actos Sabatini

PREHISTORIC

Ariane MICHEL: La cave | Video | dv | color | 0:13:00 | France | 2009 [•]
Peter ROSE: Journey to Q'xtlan | Video | dv | color | 0:07:30 | USA | 2009 [•]
Alexandra REYNOLDS: Nueve segundos de negro | Video | dv | color | 0:01:39 | Spain | 2009 [•]
Sabine SCHÖBEL: Grunske | Experimental film | super8, 16mm | color | 0:05:00 | Germany | 2009 [•]
Franziska CORDES, Markus BERTUCH: Advocat | Exp. documentary | hdv | color | 0:10:08 | Germany | 2009 [•]
Carlos IRIJALBA: Twilight | Video | hd | color | 0:13:00 | Spain | 2008 [•]
Ben RIVERS: Origin of the Species | Exp. documentary | 16mm | color | 0:16:00 | United Kingdom | 2008 [•]
Eleonore DE MONTESQUIOU: Kalamees | Exp. documentary | dv | color | 0:23:10 | France / Estonia | 2009 [•]

© Eléonore de Montesquiou

Ariane MICHEL films a man working in a dark glacial cave, by the light of a single lamp. He is patiently defrosting a gigantic block of earth to find the corpse of a mammoth, intact, emerge from the inside. Peter ROSE explores space with the help of beams of light, creating primitive and mysterious images. Alexandra REYNOLDS recounts a man’s experience of an eye operation, which was used in a research project about visual tracks and meaning. Sabine SCHÖBEL films the Palace of the Republic, emblematic building of the ex-GDR in Berlin. Restored only to be destroyed, its metal skeleton, before being demolished, evokes other ruins, those of Berlin after the bombings and of the World Trade Center. Franziska CORDES et Markus BERTUCH film the abduction and transportation of an equestrian statue, starting at its vertical posture and ending with its horizontal set down. North of the Navarra region, in the forest of Irati, Carlos IRIJALBA, moves about amongst the nature around him, a tower’s light as his stadium, creating a hyper-defined space by and for performance. The tower sheds light, literally and figuratively, on its function as a pre-narrative device. Ben RIVERS films a man isolated in nature seemingly escaping the cycle of time. Eléonore DE MONTESQUIOU films the frozen white vastness of a river in Estonia as a scene in waiting or between-period of an individual or collective history. Sasha fishes in winter. He speaks Russian, but not a word of Estonian. He desires to live neither in Russia nor in Estonia, but in this in-between space which is the Narva-Ivangorod.
 
 
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mncars FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA
CINE DORÉ - Calle Santa Isabel, 3 - 28012 Madrid
Subway: Line 1, Antón Martín
Entrance: 2€ / 2,50€
Pass/accreditations: Free entrance within the limit of seats
[SCREENING]
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
20:30
> Room 2

HARUN FAROCKI,
THE DOCUMENTARY FORM


Harun FAROCKI : An image| Documentary | 16mm | color | 0:25:00 | Germany | 1983 [•]
Harun FAROCKI : By Comparaison | Documentary | 16mm | color | 1:01:00 | Germany | 2009 [•]

© Harun Farocki

An image
In this studio photo shoot for the magazine Playboy, the photographers aim to capture the most commercial image of the nude woman possible.

By Comparaison
An overview of different brick production methods worldwide. “I want to propose a film which contributes something to the existing concepts. A comparison of the work done in a traditional society, for example in Africa, with that of a developing country, like India and that of a society that is highly industrialized like in Europe or Japan. The target of the comparison is the work which is done for the construction of homes.” (H. F.).
 
 
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