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To Exist Under Permanent Suspicion • for here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world • Loveboard

Friday 8 March, 17:30

Run Time

81 mins
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Content Warning

Needles

When markets crash, connections fail and logic boards burn out, what becomes of our augmented selves? A programme of films reflecting the impact of technologies on human identity, consciousness, love and society under late capitalism.

Directors Valentin Noujaïm, Gala Hernández López & Felipe Casanova will be present for a Q&A after this screening.

To Exist Under Permanent Suspicion

A woman on the verge of a corporate breakdown. The air is all but sucked out of Valentin Noujaïm’s deliciously miasmic horror set in La Défense, Europe’s largest purpose-built business district on the outskirts of Paris. Ambitious executive Claire (played by Saint Omer’s Kayije Kagame) is pitching a new skyscraper when she begins to descend into a fugue state fueled by visions of violent alienation.

Director

Country

Year

2024

Premiere

Dialogue Language

French

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Oyster Films

Duration

14 mins

Distribution (Worldwide)

Oyster Films

for here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world

for here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world

A woman dreams of a future economic crisis affecting the cryptocurrency market. Thousands have been cryogenized, waiting for better times… Gala Hernández López’ densely researched, engrossing two-channel work is a dizzying psychedelic epistolary laden with doom and unease. Are we all suspended, falling into the void? And what strange relationship do we have with the future?

Director

Country

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Gala Hernández López

Duration

19 mins

Producer

Gala Hernández López Don Quichotte Films

Distribution (Film Festivals)

Don Quichotte Films

Loveboard

Loveboard

Through obsolete components of plastic and metal, a journey into the digital vestiges of what remains when first love fades. The idea of the gadget-as-body is playfully explored through the literal and figurative deconstruction of a broken phone. From the fragments of found archive blooms a parallel movement of lingering resistance against the ephemeral quality of our digital selves and a tender reflection on what endures.

Director

Countries

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Language

French

Subtitle Language

Content Warning

Needles

Primary Contact

Maria Vera

Duration

17 mins

Distribution (Worldwide)

Maria Vera

Podcast

Q&A with Felipe Casanova, Gala Hernández López & Valentin Noujaïm