Thursday 8 March

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. 

Fred Kelemen: Fate / Verhaengnis

Thu 8 March 2012, 6pm-7.45pm

Tyneside Cinema

Fate is a remarkable debut film, admired by critic Susan Sontag as “a visionary, one-of-a-kind achievement”. Taking place...more

Fred Kelemen: Frost

Thu 8 March 2012, 8.30pm-12am

Star and Shadow Cinema

Frost is a landmark European film, cementing Fred Kelemen as an inheritor of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner... more