GREENAWAY, GODARD & PÊRA: 3X3D
THU 9.4.2015 Malmitalo 19:00
SUN 12.4.2015 Malmitalo 13:00
Address: Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki
Centered in the two thousand year old city of Guimaraes, three renowned directors, Godard, Greenaway and Pêra, explore stereoscopia and its evolution in the world of cinema. How does it affect the audience and their perception?
SEGMENTS (2013, 63min, DCP):
Just in time / directed by Peter Greenaway
Cinesapiens / directed by Edgar Pêra
The Three Disasters (Les Trois Désastres) / directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930) is a French-Swiss film and essay video director, screenwriter and film critic. Known for methods and style that challenged the conventions of the storytelling and production systems of narrative cinema, he is universally recognized as the most audacious, radical, as well as the most influential of the French ”New Wave” (”Nouvelle Vague”) filmmakers. Godard´s new experimental 3D film Adieu au Langage (2014) will have its Finnish premiere in Sodankylä Film Festival later this year.
Peter Greenaway (b. 1942) is one of the most controversial film directors of the 1980s British film renaissance. His films are loaded with barockian details and his fascination on the history of i.e. architecture, painting, drawing and writing is clearly visible in them. He used video technique in pioneering way in A TV-Dante (1989) and used extensive video inserts in the feature-length film Prospero´s Books (1991). He has currently made a movie on Sergei Eisenstein in Mexico, starring Finnish actor Elmer Bäck in a leading role.
Edgar Pêra (b. 1960) is one of the most important artists of the current generation of Portuguese experimental filmers. Pêra’s varied work consists of documentaries, and short and long film and video productions. His works have both political, personal, critical and poetic dimensions. His imagery refer often to old silent films and Russian and German pre-war cinema.
Our Planet Stereoskopia -series of screenings presents moving image works often called 3D-films, based on stereoscopic vision. We reveal its properties from the magical attraction to the reification of the world´s phenomena and it´s critique. The main venue for this program is Malmitalo cultural centre (Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki), with an exception for Sami van Ingen’s Hate, organized at WHS Theatre Union (Unioninkatu 45 LH 1-2).