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AV FESTIVAL 12: SLOW CINEMA WEEKEND
Thu 8 March 2012 – Sun 11 March 2012
“The Slow Cinema Weekend itself was an unusual and exemplary festival- within-a-festival.” (Sight and Sound)
Over this special weekend we welcomed some of the world’s leading filmmakers to Newcastle to screen and discuss their rarely seen work, across Tyneside Cinema and Star and Shadow Cinema.
Representing the most exciting cinema across Europe, Latin America, South-East Asia and the UK, these uncompromising and visionary filmmakers are devoted to the art of film.
Including Fred Kelemen, one of the boldest German filmmakers of the last 20-years; Lav Diaz internationally celebrated as the ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema; Lisandro Alonso one of the most accomplished and original Argentine artists working today; and the distinctive UK filmmaker Ben Rivers.
You could attend individual films or the whole weekend with our special weekend Slow Cinema Pass.
Slow Cinema Discussion
Fri 9 March 2012, 11am-12.30pmTyneside Cinema
A panel of filmmakers and critics discussed their work and current trends within contemporary cinema, including: Lav Diaz... more
Lav Diaz: Heremias Book II
Fri 9 March 2012, 9.30pm-11pmStar and Shadow Cinema
Heremias Book II introduces one of Lav Diaz's principle characters, the timid yet resolute craftsman and vendor Heremias. The film cuts between the story of...more
Fred Kelemen: Nightfall / Abendland
Fri 9 March 2012, 6pm-8.30pmStar and Shadow Cinema
Fred Kelemen’s third feature is a devastating, tender and sublime masterpiece. Expanding the location to Portugal integrates... more
Lisandro Alonso: La Libertad / Liberty
Fri 9 March 2012, 1.45pm-3.20pmTyneside Cinema
Lisandro Alonso’s brilliant debut film follows a day in the life of Misael, a migrant woodcutter... more
Lisandro Alonso: Los Muertos / The Dead
Fri 9 March 2012, 3.30pm-5.15pmTyneside Cinema
Lisandro Alonso’s second feature is the enigmatic journey of released convict Vargas... more