Monday, 13 Dec 2021
This screening session features 3 films. All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
Tickets are 4€ and include a free drink at the bar after the screening session. We'll also plant one tree per ticket sold with Tree Plan.
Reserve your tickets HERE, or get them at the Babylon ticket office just before the screening. First come, first served.
Proof of full vaccination or recovery will be required.
INVENTORY OF TIME (BRAZIL) BY KHALIL CHARIF
Synopsis: In a New York City subway journey, a sequence plan examines a social aspect, searching for a reflection about our new era of profound human and technological changes – and its challenges. Running time: 00:01:00.
Festivals: The Americas FF of New York, Seattle Transmedia & Independent FF, Brussels Independent FF, CineGlobe FF, Verona IFF, Bienal Internacional de Video y Cine Contemporáneo Videofest, MEM Festival, Muestra San Rafael en Corto, and more.
About the director: Khalil Charif is an artist, born in Rio de Janeiro. In late 90's, studied at Parsons School and NYU. Afterwards, he attended the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, in his hometown, and obtained a post-graduate degree in Art History at PUC-Rio (among further studies in Art-Philosophy). He was one of the recipients of the awards: “Prêmio Interações Florestais 2011” (Brazil), “ExperimentoBIO 2013” (Spain), Special Prize ""Art Nova 100"" in the "Arte Laguna Prize 2017" (Italy). Among his exhibitions are: “Triennale of Contemporary Art”, Czech Rep., 2008; "Dublin Biennial", Ireland, 2014; "XIX Bienal de Cerveira", Portugal, 2017; "Print Biennial Lodz", Poland, 2018; "BIENALSUR", Argentina, 2019.
MY OWN LANDSCAPES (FRANCE) BY ANTOINE CHAPON
Synopsis: A former military game designer was spotted in a video game competition organized by the army. Before going to war, he made video game scenarios that prepared soldiers to cultural shocks and healed trauma. Once back from the war, his relationship with his identity, with life and with the video game changed. Running time: 00:18:42.
Festivals: Sundance FF, Visions du Réel (Winner Best Short Film), Palm Springs Intl ShortFest, Flickers' Rhode Island IFF, Torino Film Festival, London Short FF, Brussels Independent FF, Glasgow Short FF, Aesthetica Short Film, Boston Short FF, and more.
About the director: Antoine Chapon (1990) is an artist and filmmaker based in Paris. He studied Fine Arts, Philosophy and Social Sciences. In 2019, he learned literary Arabic at the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut (Lebanon). In 2021 he is part of the Berlinale Talents programme, the world’s top 200 emerging filmmakers. His works create dynamic links and tensions between cinema, CGI animations and archives.
UGOKU TOKAI - MOVING CITY (GERMANY) BY LARS OSTMANN
Synopsis: Life is movement. The highest concentration of movement is the city. A melancholy-looking young man in a business suit goes on an adventure into his own city: Guided by a mysterious map, he discovers twelve paths with a special relationship to time and space. As he wanders through the city, he begins to pose life questions about a meaningful existence. What makes us come alive? Will we go on the same way? Running time: 01:35:24.
Festivals: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2020, Nancy FF 2021, Tama New Wave (Un Certain Regard) 2021, BKK DOC 2021, Traces de vies 2021, International Sound & Film Music Festival 2021, All Asian IFF 2021.
About the director: Lars Ostmann is a film director, born 1982 in Germany. After studying media arts and working in the fields of audio visual media, TV journalism and education, he has studied film directing at the Film University Babelsberg. Seven years of his life he has lived abroad in Hong Kong, London, Aix-en-Provence and Tokyo. Tokyo is the stage of his first feature film „Ugoku Tokai – Moving City“. He is now based in Berlin.