Posts Tagged ‘Vanguardia’

Alehop! The countdown starts

Dziga Vertov salta

Eleven months ago, the second edition of (S8) ended. In the corridors of the Ancient Prison of A Coruña, a ghostly 3D performance of the unique Zoe Beloff took us to another dimension, placing us in an impossible land trapped between the present and the past, in a visual psychophone. A singular way of putting an end to a handful of days that gave us no little supernatural experiences. We could, for instance, experience Nathaniel Dorsky’s devotional cinema: a sensation that pierced us deeply. Also, in a magical night, Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo were the protagonists of an unforgettable encounter between performative cinema and nature. Metropolis, by Fritz Lang, was reborn with twenty extra minutes of re-found lost footage, and with the emotion of a live soundtrack played by the Orquesta Filarmónica Ciudad de Pontevedra. info

Raiders of the lost Metrópolis

Fritz Lang, in the mid twenties, thought up and created a dystopian fable suspiciously similar to our reality which was set, at that time, in a far future (2000 a.C). We are obviously talking about Metropolis. But we had to wait, paradoxically, until the first decade of the 21st century, in a situation very close to the capitalistic overview that this film portrayed, to enjoy it in all its original splendour, lost after the Second World War. This is a historical event, because nowadays only a few alive people have  seen the lost images before the discovery. info

Welcome to (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico 2011

Welcome to the second edition of (S8) Peripheral Film Festival. It will take place 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of June 2011 in the Old Provincial Prison of A Coruña. There are still some weeks off before the event starts but we have decided to tell you something about our “menu”. Firstly, you can watch our first edition movie to know how the (S8) will look like this year.