prog: 1769


Prima Nova

Sleepless Djigit

Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin, 2012, BE, video, ov st fr, 49

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, an economic crisis has shaken the former republics of Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan has been particularly affected. Between 1991 and 2010, more than 500,000 people have left the country. Following the Osh riots that hit southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010, many refugees have followed. Djigit is a word of Turkish origin used in Central Asia to describe those who have mastered the art of cavalry - virile and courageous men... who remain in the country. Tokon is one of them. A retired professor, he writes poetry when he gets a break from the hard work of the farm. Increasingly isolated in his home town, will he, despite his old age, continue as the valiant Djigit he needs to be in the eyes of his family?
In their first film, Marc Recchia and Christopher Rolin offer an insight into traditional family values ​​in a world that seems to have vanished.

In the presence of Marc Recchia.

05.04 > 20:00

In 2012, the American duo "A Hawk and A Hacksaw" toured with a live soundtrack project for the classic Soviet film "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors". This film was their inspiration, but they’ve always been fascinated by the folklore and music of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The film also gives a very important place to music. What the accordionist drummer and violinist sought was not therefore to replace the soundtrack, but to accompany it, to respond to it. The experiment was a success and they subsequently developed pieces inspired by the film to make an album, "You Have Already Gone to the Other World" (listen to a sample), that they will present in concert. The live soundtrack tour is well and truly finished, but we take this opportunity to present this magnificent movie as a taster for the concert!

Here you can listen to a new track:

Film: 7 p.m.
Concert: 9 p.m.

07.04 > 21:00
7,5€ / 6€ Combi > 10€ / 7,5€


Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Les chevaux de feu

Sergeï Paradjanov, 1964, USSR, 35mm, ov st fr, 97

Adapted from the Ukrainian short story "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" and located in the Carpathians in a distant time, "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" tells the tragic love story of a young couple separated by the hatred to which their families are devoted. In a break with Russian realism, this film is almost experimental with its staging and its expressionist colours, giving a supernatural dimension to this story steeped in religious symbolism, folklore and magic. The film is striking both as a work of fiction, and as a work of ethnology. Its aesthetic power and poetry are as captivating as its music.

The screening will be followed by the concert of A Hawk and a Hacksaw whose new CD is inspired by the film (at 9pm).

07.04 > 19:00
5€ / 3,5€ Combi > 10€ / 7,5€

What better time than the month of April to show films from your last holiday (they must be edited at time of writing), your dust-gathering masterpieces, your experiments in whatever format (35mm, 16mm, Super8, Beta, Blu-ray DVD, DVcam, mini DV ... except no video files, USB keys or DCPs). To make sure you’re on the bill for this spring evening, send us your films of up to 15 minutes long at least one week before the screening (Nova, 14 rue d’Arenberg, Brussels 1000)... liable to immediate and merciless censorship!

25.04 > 20:00


Cartune Xprez

Special Effect - Live cinema from the future

Peter Burr & co., US, 70

New York video-performer Peter Burr, founder of the Cartune Xprez "label" that we welcomed back in 2010, is back with a new hybrid show. "Special Effect" is a project inspired by the film "Stalker" by Tarkovsky and the concept of "the Zone". Presented as a live communication with the future through "special effects" and an ingenious interactive setting, the show features 18 underground animation shorts, made especially for this show by James Duesing, Amy Lockhart, Yoshi Sodeoka, Billy Grant, Michael Bell-Smith, Ola Vasiljeva, Jacob Ciocci, Andrew Benson, Jeff Kriksciun, Chad VanGaalen, Philippe Blanchard, E*Rock, Luke Painter, Brandon Blommaert, Stu Hughes, Devin Flynn, Michael Robinson, Sabrina Ratté, Ben Coonley and Brenna Murphy.

27.04 > 20:00
6€ / 5€

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and other desktop publishing items. You can come discover the many rarities that
arrive or drop off your creations, Microboutiek is powered by its own public. Don’t
hold back!

lang: en
id_rubrique: 1780
prog: 1769
pos: aval