SUNDAY, June 2nd 2013, 2.30 pm, Künstlerhaus Kino, 80 min
A woman dancing like a butterfly. Two men emerging from the sea with a cupboard. Objects suddenly defying gravity. The ten films in this programme feel unreal, dreamlike, strange, trying to get to the bottom of the contradictions of unreality and reality, the depths of the subconscious. Even if surrealism as an art movement is usually located first and foremost in the 1920ies, the tendency to alienation, mystification, the ?overly real? is much older and runs through the history of cinema like a golden thread. While always keeping one eye on Buñuel?s ?andalucian dog?, we encounter his contemporary Marcel Duchamp, meet Destino, once imagined by Walt Disney and Dalí, take a look at absurd gems by Roman Polanski, Zbigniew Rybcziski und Jan ?vankmajer and finish of with surreal film art from the present.
Presented by The Gap
France / 1905 / 2 min
Gaumont Pathé Archives
Belgium / 2003 / Nicolas Provost / 4 min
China / 2012 / Haiyang Wang / 5 min