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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.
Lav Diaz: Melancholia
Sat 10 March 2012, 1pm-11pmStar and Shadow Cinema
Three strangers arrive in rural Sagada. Past revolutionaries, they adopt different identities to manage their trauma. Exploring the legacy of failed revolution...more
Ben Rivers: Slow Action
Sat 10 March 2012, 11am-12pmStar and Shadow Cinema
Slow Action is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film, operating between documentary, ethnography and fiction. Filmed at different islands across... more
Bela Tarr: The Turin Horse
Sat 10 March 2012, 7.45pm-11pmTyneside Cinema
This preview of Bela Tarr’s last ever work, filmed in collaboration with Fred Kelemen, depicts six days in the life of a father, daughter ...more