Tue 2 Oct '18 - Film


Special guest: Giulio Squillacciotti

Cinema Architecture at WORM

The Open City likes to play with ideas round boundaries and restrictions, whether cultural, physical or mental. We are delighted therefore to announce a new programme; Cinema Architecture 2018: Itinerant Movies.

The selected films are entirely shot along waterways all over the world. These navigations aim to connect distant moments, sites and places suggesting a cinematic voyage to the film spectator that moves along an imaginary path.

Sailing along the Maas river by boat, moving across New York in a limousine or flying over the Robert Smithsons Spiral Jetty in a helicopter channels the perception of the landscape in a linear way: what is left behind is the known territory, what lies ahead is the unknown. Through this process the space is revealed to the spectator gradually, building up their own memories, associations, expectations, creating their own mental map on the way.

Deconstructing and reconstructing the architectural space depicted in the film engages the spectator in an active process of discovery.

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Note: Event starts at 21:00
Entrance 4€ // FREE with Cineville pass

Camilla Insom, Giulio Squillacciotti, 2017.
Guest speaker: Giulio Squillacciotti (artist, film-maker).

In the south of Iran, on a group of islands of the Persian Gulf, humans and spirits have coexisted for centuries. The culture and traditions of these islands are the result of the encounters between Africa, the Arab Countries and Iran; generating a unique system of syncretic beliefs. Spirits of different heritages and origins, called Bd (the Persian word for wind) move through the air and take possession of the islanders’ bodies. They can only be quieted through a music ceremony called the Zr Ritual. The film showcases stories and landscapes of the islanders’ daily lives within the frame of the rituals, giving, through pounding drum rhythms and wailing vocal choruses, a rare and unexpected glimpse of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

One of the directors, Giulio Squillacciotti, will be on stage to talk about the making of his film.