Where does art end and cinema start? Enjoy our new contemporary film series as guest curators blur the lines between art and cinema.
Film program for December 2016
The Theatre-ality of Cinema: Curated by Kiki Fung
Saturday 17 December, 2pm
Free, Drop in
Level 2, Veolia Lecture Theatre
Around a Small Mountain
Director- Jacques Rivette
Running Time- 1 hr, 24 mins
After a chance encounter with Kate (Jane Birkin), a former circus performer who is unable to return to form due to an unspoken trauma, Vittorio (Sergio Castellitto) is instantly smitten. Drawn to uncover the mystery and hidden past of both Kate and the circus, Vittorio’s attempts to delve into the unknown territory of stage lead to a series of role-playing that will prompt profound revelation.
Jacques Rivette’s final film examines the subject that fascinated him endlessly: the theatre. As the jigsaw puzzle of Kate’s past is assembled, the circus becomes a mystical space where memory and the present collide, offering a chance for redemption and resurrection. This is a divine conclusion to the master’s career, as every character and every encounter gather in the circus’ ring for a final resolution.
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