2016 parallel screens

DISTORSIONS

Sacem  with the support of the SACEM
 
Proposed by Gilles Grand
A torsion for a body, a deformation for the eyes, a disturbance for the ears - the two firsts are more obvious, the last one is more complex, but they are all surprising. One breach in the continuity of an action is enough to disturb our senses. Did this voice, suddenly impenetrable, come out of a phone? Vocal games dare to go guttural in the Arctic, an idiophone shakes its noisy rattles in Africa, the bridge supports and variegates the sympathetic strings of a sitar in India, a bluesman emphasises the strident sounds of his chordophone, a prelude to his first guitar - the distortion of sounds pre-empts the emergence of electric and electronic devices. Either ornamented or altered, melodies stray from expected constructions. They exceed our expectations. When chromatic sounds became part of a diatonic scale, the key was called feint. Melismatic vocal ornamentation, coloration, was called flow. Jazz music revealed more “distant” notes and called them blue. The dissonance sways around a curve, eventually made simpler and quicker to read as a score. From countries to provinces, from faraway lands to the vicinity, films weave a mesh-work in which our ability to look and listen regenerates. It can start in Venezuela with Adriana Vila Guevara and her film Belén, in which the sound of quitiplá complements the portrait of Belén María Palacios. On the beaches of California, Chet Baker has some fun and sings as an opening to Bruce Weber’s Let’s Get Lost (1988). In a dressing room of the Hammersmith Odeon in London, David Bowie decodes a message before his concert in Donn Alan Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973). Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak’s Jaco (2015) brings back to life a certain time and one figure, that of amazing musician Jaco Pastorius. In Mati Diop and Manon Lutanie’s Liberian Boy, a slender and agile child revives Michael Jackson. From cities to villages, Jumana Manna’s A Magical Substance Flows Into Me puts some ancient musical traces back into a domestic setting. In a few sentences by some musicians or dancers, without filming a single body, Manon de Boer’s An Experiment in Leisure goes over the frame of the visible and the audible. In TPE-Tics, Jessica WanYu Lin draws the portrait of a multifaceted Taiwanese musician. In Rust, wandering through mysterious territories, Eloy Dominguez Serén extends Jen Debauche’s L’OEil du cyclope. Caught in a storm of ice and snow, Shingo Yoshida gathers a few clues in The End of Day and Beginning of The World. The Great Wall of China gets split up between past and present, here and there, and gets diffracted into an adaptation of Franz Kafka in Tadhg O’Sullivan’s The Great Wall. Through all this chaotic spin, an irrepressible shiver runs down our spines. Such an aberration spread over time brings about a singular, original and strange discrepancy. Here the distortion comes out as a way to focus on the elusive.

 

A MAGICAL SUBSTANCE FLOWS INTO ME
Jumana Manna
Palestine, Germany, UK, 2016, 68'
International premiere
  AN EXPERIMENT IN LEISURE
Manon de Boer
Belgium, 2016, 36'
world premiere
  ANOTHER INTERLUDE
Bettina Buck
Germany, 2015, 25
French premiere
         
BELÉN
Adriana Vila Guevara
Venezuela, Spain, 2016, 94'
world premiere
  CONSEIL D’ÉTAT
Fanny Zaman
Belgium, 2016, 8'
world premiere
  FIRST GASP
Miranda Herceg
Croatia, 2016, 21
French premiere
         
FOLLOWING YOU FOLLOWING ME
Yasmin Davis
Israel, 2016, 5'
world premiere
  HOUSEWARMING
Amir Borenstein, Effi Weiss
Belgium, Albania, 2016, 34'
International premiere
  IF I WERE ANY FURTHER AWAY I'D BE CLOSER TO HOME
Rajee Samarasinghe
Sri Lanka, USA, 2016, 15'
French premiere
         
IT NEVER ENDS
Thomas Carillon
France, 2016, 38'
world premiere
  JACO
Paul Marchand
USA, 2015, 116'
  LET'S GET LOST
Bruce Weber
USA, 1988, 120'
         
LIBERIAN BOY
Mati Diop, Manon Lutanie
France, Canada, 2015, 4'
International premiere
  L'OEIL DU CYCLOPE
Jen Debauche
Belgium, 2015, 50'
  RUST
Eloy Domínguez Serén
Sweden, Spain, 2016, 14'
world premiere
         
SCREAM QUEENS
Ariane Yadan
France, 2013, 14’
  THE END OF DAY AND BEGINNING OF THE WORLD
Yoshida Shingo
Japan, 2015, 21’
French premiere
  THE GREAT WALL
Tadhg O'Sullivan
Ireland, 2015, 74'
French premiere
         
THE TOWER
WIEŻA

Karolina Bregula
Poland, 2016, 79'
world premiere
  TPE-TICS
Jessica Wan-Yu LIN
Taïwan, 2015, 68'
European premiere
  UN SOUPÇON DE CIEL
Elisa Peyrou
France, 2016, 30'
world premiere
         
WITHOUT PICTURES AND CONVERSATION?
Léa Ducos
France, 2016, 6'
world premiere
  ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
Donn Alan Pennebaker
UK, 1973, 90'
   
         
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