‘Seuls. Singular Moments in Belgian Film History’ is a series of film programs accompanied by the publication of unique texts by Belgian filmmakers and writers on Sabzian’s website. With this series of film evenings, Sabzian aims to chart the wayward landscape of Belgian cinema with images, sounds and words by means of an affectionate countermovement.
Milestones is a series of stand-alone screenings in Belgium, of film-history milestones, reference works or landmarks, films that focus on aesthetic or political issues and stimulate debate and reflection. For each screening, Sabzian publishes texts that contextualise the film.
Every year, Sabzian invites a guest to write a text on the State of Cinema and to choose a film that connects to it. This way, once a year, the art of film is held against the light: a speech that challenges cinema, calls it to account, points the way or refuses to define it, puts it to the test and on the line, summons or embraces it, praises or curses it. A plea, a declaration, a manifesto, a programme, a testimony, a letter, an apologia or maybe even an indictment. In any case, a call to think about what cinema means, could mean or should mean today.
Occasional collaborations or screenings organised by Sabzian.