Expanded Cinema, one of the representative sections of JEONJU International Film Festival since 2015, has introduced films that experiment with the structure of cinematic languages continues.
This year’s Expanded Cinema invites new films by masters of contemporary avant-garde films: James Benning’s Maggie’s Farm explores the changes in time and space through purely observational images; After the death of his partner Angela Ricci LUCCHI, who worked with found footage, Yervant GIANIKIAN remembers their lives and works together by restructuring her journals through his film, Angela’s Diaries. Two Filmmakers. Chapter Two. The section also offers opportunities to watch the works by the directors who have continued to bring drastic changes to film structure: Felix in Wonderland portrays an experimental musician as images responding to electronic sound; Red Moon Tide shows people who try to find a man disappeared on a boast sunken into the coast of Galicia and depicts mysterious sentiment of nature in a multi-sensory way; 3:30 PM documents the changes in the urban landscape created by massive real estate projects in the style of self-camera as if one introduces one’s town to an old friend; and From the Neighbourhood reveals the simple and humble history of a village through the mouths of grannies of the town.
Also, the section includes political films dealing with women, gender, and changes in traditions: The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time is a video essay of auditions to find an actress to reenact a woman from a film in the past; recorded on VHS tapes, Playback shares the stories of Argentine transgender people and drag queens whose stories were untold under the dictatorship of the late 1980s and the influence of Catholicism; and Letter to a Daughter is a video essay that the director creates when she finds out that her daughter, who has gone far away for NGO programs, has been sexually assaulted. The shorts and features like Subject To Review, which questions the incompleteness of human knowledge through ‘Hawk-Eye,’ the video reviewing system for tennis and A Storm was Coming, which reveals the influence of Spanish colonization of Equatorial Guinea in Africa through voice commentaries and experiments with the brightness of light, allow showing that everything that we know and its mechanism has a different side to it.
Programmer Sung MOON
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