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Stoffel Debuysere - Figures of Dissent, Cinema of Politics / Politics of Cinema
24/08/2016 - 12:18

How can the relation between cinema and politics be thought today? This question was the starting point for Figures of Dissent, a project consisting of an extensive series of discussions, dialogues and screenings that were organized by Stoffel Debuysere over the course of three years. Some of the thoughts and doubts that have been simmering as a result of these encounters were expressed in the form of letters. This manuscript assembles five of those letters, addressed to fellow filmmakers, artists, producers and theorists. They are five tentative forms of study that blend various impressions, associations and digressions in an attempt to make sense of this conundrum that has been haunting the past century: how does the art of moving shadows pertain to the realities of political struggle? 

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The Wind Will Carry Us With It
04/07/2016 - 23:09

 

R.I.P. Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

 

in my small night,

what mounting regret!

wind has a rendezvous

with the trees’ leaves

in my small night,

there is terror of desolation

listen! do you hear

the wind of darkness howling?

I watch breathless

-ly and wondrously this alien happiness

I am addicted to my own hopelessness

listen! listen well!

can you hear the darkness

howling? – the dark hell

-wind scything

its way towards us?

in the night now, there is something

passing

the moon is red restless and uneasy

and on this roof – which fears

any moment

– it may cave in –

clouds like crowds of mourners

await to break in rain

ruin

a moment

and then after that, nothing.

behind this window, night shivers

and the earth stands still

behind this window an unknown

something fears for me and you

you who are green from head to toe!

put your hands

– like a burning

memory into my loving hands –

lover’s hands!

entrust your lips – your lips

like a warm sense of being! –

entrust! – your lips to the caresses of my

– loving lips – lover’s lips!

the wind will carry us with it

the wind will carry us with it

 

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Poem by Forugh Farrokhzad recited in Bad ma ra khahad bord [The Wind Will Carry Us] (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999), translation by David Martin

 

Plein Open Air
02/07/2016 - 17:03

Plein Open Air, the open air film programs by Cinema Nova are back.
Enjoy films, music and workshops in open air until July 9th. Have a look at the program here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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