Shorts Program 8: Meditations (Experimental)
- Belgium, France, Thailand, United States
- Best of the Fest, Shorts
These formally bold works push the short form beyond its aesthetic boundaries in their exploration of alternative modes of storytelling.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Blue (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, France/Thailand) is a sublimely orchestrated journey into the realms of sleep and landscape. In The Remembered Film (dir. Isabelle Tollenaere, Belgium), young soldiers in a forest recall memories from wars they could never have experienced, recounting scenes from lives they did not live. Optimism (dir. Deborah Stratman, U.S.) is a portrait of Dawson City in Canada’s far North that reveals a rich history of a town looking for gold while enveloped in shadow. Creature Companion (dir. Melika Bass, U.S.) is set in the American suburbs, where two women mysteriously and sensuously entwine in this slow-burning, saucy, abstracted fable on the longing and laboring female body.
This program will be followed by an extended panel discussion featuring Melika Bass (Creature Companion) and Deborah Stratman (Optimism).
- 74 minutes
Cultural Partner (Blue)