MK2 Grand Palais
Film and video cycle
SATURDAY, NOV 11
1PMWHITE BIRD - Gregg Araki - 91” - 2014
With: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni
VO : English – Subtitles : FR
3PM: DédalesL’EXTASE DOIT ETRE OUBLIEE - Evangelia Kranioti – 32” - 2017Courtesy : Galerie Sator
Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction on two screens about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic hommage to a land of extremes, the city of Rio de Janeiro. Following the path of iconic transexual figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores different quests for the self through transvestism, carnaval and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.
TRAUM – Smith – 22’’ - 2017
Courtesy : Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire
Time and country unspecified. Yevgueni, 21, is a young aerospace engineer. While he dreams of travelling into space, his actual job consists of working at the spaceport of an aerospace centre as a spacecraft launch operator. During the particularly critical launch of a Soyouz space shuttle containing astronauts, Yevgueni suddenly loses consciousness causing loss of contact with the crew in orbit and the explosion of the spaceship in space. Devastated by this catastrophe, he gradually loses touch with reality and is overwhelmed by the trauma that haunts him.
BORGES IN THE ALHAMBRA (a hypothesis of blindness) - Sergio Vega - 11"46 - 2013-16
Courtesy : Galerie Karsten Greve / Sergio Vega
In a radio interview aired in Buenos Aires in the early 1980s Jorge Luis Borges said to feel fortunate that blindness came to him after seeing the Alhambra and not before. The writer had visited the Alhambra for the first time in 1918 when he was nineteen years old. Ever since, he would recall the event as an extraordinary experience that marked his aesthetic sensibility. Almost sixty years later, while being not entirely blind of one eye and totally blind of the other, Borges returned to Granada with his companion Maria Kodama. Based in the detailed description of his blindness, this hypothetical work attempts to interpret the plausible ways in which he may have experienced walking through the palaces and gardens of the Alhambra one afternoon of the spring of 1976.
LES RENCONTRES D'APRES MINUIT - Yann Gonzalez - 91” - 2013
With: Kate Moran, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Maury
(INT -12 ans)
VO : French
Movies at 4pm are screened in the original language with English subtitles