Eric Baudelaire, The Ugly One, 2013. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

Eric Baudelaire, The Ugly One, 2013. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

Winter, Beirut. On a beach littered with cans washed up from the sea, Lili and Michel meet. Or perhaps they know each other from before... As they struggle to piece together the fragments of an uncertain past, memories emerge: an act of terrorism, an explosion and the disappearance of a child.

Woven throughout these fragments is the voice of Adachi who recounts his own experience of a weeping Beirut, and his 27 clandestine years in hiding. Continuing their collaboration, Baudelaire asked Adachi to write a script for this second chapter; mirroring the first, it explores the biographical and documentary possibilities of a fiction film.

This special screening is followed by a Q&A session with daughter of Japanese Red Army leader May Shigenobu and Julian Ross, programmer from International Film Festival Rotterdam and curator of their recent Masao Adachi retrospective. 

The Ugly One, Eric Baudelaire, Lebanon, 2013, DCP, 101min + discussion, LUX, London

Presented as part of Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army: Conversations across three artists, more information about all the films in the series here.

Film Pass Two: Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army
Fri 11 – Sun 13 March
£26 Full Price / £21 Concession
Includes entrance to all films in the series
Film Passes can only be booked via the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.

The Ugly One
Eric Baudelaire

£7.50/£6, book here
Film Pass Two, £26/£21

Sun 13 March, 5.45pm (101min + discussion)

Tyneside Cinema

10 –12 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle
NE1 6QG
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Box Office 0191 227 5500