The competition selection of the sophomore edition of Kinoskop - international festival of analog experimental cinema which I am co-curating - encompasses thirty eight films ranging from a rambunctiously psychedelic phantasmagoria to an ethereal mini-documentary on oculocutaneous albinism to mischievous experiments imbued with absurd humor. Herein after, you will find all of these offerings introduced through still shots and official synopses, and divided into eight sections. This year, Kinoskop goes online, and is set for December 4 - 6.
Eric Beauron – Herma, 2020 / 16mm (France)
At the edge of the world, four men live on one abandoned island. One morning, a dead man is discovered in a boat. It's the beginning of a series of catastrophes. The fish is dying, the sea is empty ... Seán Beag, the young disciple of Marcus, then seeks to restore the order of things.
My Selves Dissolving travels through the sensations during out-of-body experiences. Themes of dissociation are explored such as: sleep paralysis, autoscopy, and ecstatic moments. The abstracted images are visual adaptations of my own experiences, attempting to reflect the power that resides in the unexplainable.
Francesca likes music and complex mathematical equations. She also likes Bobby.
An experimental sitcom, shot in the style of silent films of the early twentieth century. A parody of military-patriotic films. The plot of the film is the battle of the Russian army with Napoleon in 1812.
The classical story of a poet born anew comes into existence similarly to a birth of a poem - from the bubbling foamlike blood, from the punishment and finally from the utterance of that only word, permanently sleeping under one’s tongue.
A mysterious briefcase changes owners in the streets of Paris.
Selection 6 : Secret Diaries