18-23 OCT   A CORUÑA

International III

Ikebana

16mm6
5.1
color
13'
Canada/USA
Ikebana is an experimental documentary that reimagines the art of flower arranging. Connecting different practices and perspectives through cinematic assemblage, the film witnesses plants as living, permeable vehicles that hold everyday memories and poetics. [ × ]

Sonata for Smoke

Stereo
color
16'
Hong Kong & Japón
How can we capture smoke, something that always escapes our grasp? One way is by sound. In Kyoto, the Hong Kong artist Samson Young sets the stage for a series of theatrical events to trigger the emission of smoke. A man holds a boom mic – often so close it singes – to record the aftermath. [ × ]

backdrop

mp3
Stereo
color
4'
Germany
The film shows that we live in the stage setting of an apparently ideal world. Despite the current crises and threats, we cling to this illusion of security and idyll, although we are slowly beginning to sense how fragile this life finally is. The very slow tracking shot demystifies our way of life and shows that we are ultimately not able to voluntarily change anything about it. [ × ]

Rotor

16mm
Stereo
color
16'
Spain
Rotor is an essay film shot in 16 mm between 2015 and 2021 in Germany, England and Bakio (Bizkaia), which interweaves and breathes movement into the stories that a series of immobile objects - motors, cars, toys, clocks, astrolabes, apples and a piano - tell us about the passing of time. [ × ]
Catholicism, witchcraft, and queer desire collide in 3D animated tableaus. In this liminal space, language unfolds; suspended between desire and tradition, tenderness and violence. [ × ]