Poland

Cemetery

(Cemetery)

After a devastating earthquake, Nga, an old elephant and probably the last of its species, and Sanra his mahout are about to embark on a journey to find the mythical elephant’s graveyard. A group of poachers follow them closely, while a journey of discovery and mourning starts. The viewer becomes the protagonist on a sonic trip into the cemetery and beyond.

Q&A with filmmaker Carlos Casas
UK premiere of Cemetery presented jointly by BFMAF and Tate Modern

Director

Run Time

85 mins

A walk around the filmmakers’ apartment, assembled with photos of previous residents. Objects are cut out of photographs, objects that have been with the filmmaker for years. they shine red. Narrated by a repeating phrase, the film searches for the past through the eyes of a soul turned backward.

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Run Time

6 mins

Bąkowski’s own synopsis reads “animated poetic impression with author’s comment.”
It’s to the point but there’s nothing ordinary about the shapes, impositions and miracles of magnification held within his film. With a dispassionate voiceover, Bąkowski positions himself as an outsider within his own mind, but there’s poetry in his film’s daily devotions.

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Run Time

13 mins

The old lady Mami Fatale is the world’s best cook, while Dog and Pig tend to get into trouble. This time they must fight the living dirt when Pig gets a little too dirty.

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Run Time

10 mins

A powerful drama in which a young nun on the verge of taking her vows discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Countries

Run Time

80 mins

A humorous video inspired by the US Embassy warning messages received in error by the artist, regarding exaggerated security problems for American citizens residing in Poland.

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Country

Run Time

6 mins