GHOSTS & APPARITIONS

Available on Sheffield Selects and Doc/Player from Friday 13 November until Thursday 26 November.

Tickets will be available on Monday 2 November

More experimental films, playing with form and showcasing the dismantling of frontiers based on histories and collective memory.

Augas Abisais / DEEP WATERS + Director Introduction
Xacio Baño, Spain, 2020, 25’ - World Premiere

The history of the Spanish Civil War is made of black holes, forgetfulness, missing images, bodies, and names.

 

DYING UNDER YOUR EYES,
Oreet Ashery, Israel / United Kingdom, 2019, 27’

This film, about the sudden death of the filmmaker’s father, unravels the processes of ageing, dying, grief.

 

Todo lo que se olvida en un instante / EVERYTHING THAT IS FORGOTTEN IN A INSTANT, + Director Q&A
Richard Shpuntoff, Argentina, 2020, 71’ - UK Premiere

A bilingual documentary essay about the construction and illusions of American identity from an intimate, biographical and anecdotal perspective.

 

FREM,
Viera Čákanyová, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2019, 73’ - UK Premiere

The human species is beginning to realize its insignificance and transience, and so human identity has too found itself in a crisis.

 


MON AMOUR, + Director Q&A
David Teboul, France, 2019, 172’ - UK Premiere

A man sets out to the far end of Siberia to ask villagers to share their experience of love and so finally accepts the mourning of his own story.

 

POINT AND LINE TO PLANE, + Director Q&A
Sofia Bohdanowicz, Canada, 2020, 18’ - UK Premiere

A filmmaker grieves a friend whose passing was sudden and shattering. She finds solace in the gallery space and in the pages of various books.

 

SANTIKHIRI SONATA,
Thunska Pansittivorakul, Thailand, Germany, 2019, 75’ - UK Premiere

After General Prem’s government came to power in the 1980s, everything was suppressed to foster order and peace.

 



TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES,
Hannah Jayanti, USA, 2020, 103’ - UK Premiere

A speculative film about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences

 

地洞 / THE TUNNEL, + Director Introduction
Hui-ju Hsu, Taiwan, 2020, 30’ - International Premiere

A poet once wrote that family was "the first roof, the first torture platform, the sweetest place, the most painful thorn." - Hui-ju Hsu

 

RETROSPECTIVE: REIMAGINING THE LAND
At Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.

Our annual retrospective this year is entitled Reimagining the Land. This programme reasserts the primacy of the land as a critical way of thinking about the world and about its various crises - confronting historical images of land, agriculture, rural life, and proletarian struggle. Reimagining the Land has been curated by Christopher Small.

Nippon-Koku Furuyashiki-Mura / A JAPANESE VILLAGE, Ogawa Productions, Japan, 1982, 213’
Waqai sanawat al-djamr / CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algeria, 1975, 177’