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Unsound Festival 2018 (EN)

UNSOUND FESTIVAL 2018
- film programme

October 7-12, 2018

Kino Pod Baranami

 

Unsound Festival is a unique artistic event, which brings to Krakow thought provoking musicians, filmmakers and visual artists. During the Festival Kino Pod Baranami will show intriguing film productions, created by people exploring the most burning problems of modern world.

 

The theme of this year’s edition is PRESENCE and the idea of being really present and in the moment in today’s world of social media. The viewers at Kino Pod Baranami will have a chance to see how new technologies shape our reality and the lines between people’s real and digital identities. Don Hertzfeldt will take the audiences on a trip into the future in award-winning animations World of Tomorrow, telling a story of a little girl meeting her own clone. On screen also a CGI animated short Geomancer exploring the creative abilities of artificial intelligence. For years, relationship between humans and machines has been the subject of interest of the heroin of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival. Director Fabrizio Terranova has created a fascinating portrayal of a renowned biologist and feminist philosopher, the author of the essay A Cyborg Manifesto. London-based artistic duo Patten will show the viewers what life can look like in the distant future in their short film 3049.

 

Special Jury Prize winner at Sundance, Maxim Pozdorowkin, takes on the subject of social media’s influence on politics in his film Our New President. Pozdorowkin shows the last presidential elections in the United States through the lense of Russian propaganda, which has most probably given Donald Trump his victory. The programme also includes Going South, a documentary by Dominic Gagnon, a “cinema without camera” creator, who has combined multiple Youtube videos into a story of what Internet has become in the post-truth era. Another of his films, Hoax_Canular has been made out of videos balancing between parody and extreme honesty, all created by teenagers on the eve of apocalypse announced by the media. 

 

Moviegoers in Krakow will also see how technology shapes the life of people living in the Far East. In a documentary The People's Republic of Desire director Hao Wu invites the viewers to a world of live streaming, which has dominated social life of young people in China. Technological advancements also made it possible for Ranko Paukovic, creator of the short film 90 Seconds in North Korea, to discreetly record unique moments from the life of the members of the most isolated nation in the world. 

 

Christian Krönes i Florian Weigensamer show the real products of digital reality in their documentary Welcome to Sodom, which takes place at a wasteland in Ghana, where thousands of people work digging through electronic trash. 

 

As usual, Unsound Festival welcomes the tales about real forerunners, questioning the status quo. The participants of the festival will be able to see Milford Graves, Full Mantis - a brilliant documentary about an American drummer and free jazz pioneer Milford Graves, known for his extraordinary musical experiments. The film will be accompanied by a screening of an artistic short Rebirth is Necessary directed by Jenn Nkiru, trying to capture the magic of blackness. 

 

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin by Arwen Curry is a fascinating story of life and legacy of  the late Ursula K. Le Guin, the author of ground-breaking fantasy and science-fiction literary work, including the legendary Earthsea series. Kino Pod Baranami will also screen the documentary Tranny Fag (dir. Kiko Goifman and Claudia Priscilla), about one of the guests of the festival, Linn da Quebrada, a black transsexual performer and activist fighting the heteronormative boundaries. 

 

New territories in art and technology are the domain of Kristen Gallerneaux, who will present her short film The Hum, a visual and sound impression of the effect of infrasound. During a Q&A session following the screening, the director will talk about the film and her new book focusing on sound research and Internet culture. 

 

TICKETS: 15 PLN

Screening of The Hum: free admission*
*Free tickets available at the box office on the day of the screening.

 

PROGRAMME:

Sunday, October 7
14.00 HOAX_CANULAR
| HOAX_CANULAR
dir. Dominic Gagnon, Canada 2013, 90'

 

16.00 GEOMANCER + WORLD OF TOMORROW, 88’
GEOMANCER | GEOMANCER
dir. Lawrence Lek, Great Britain 2017, 48'

 

WORLD OF TOMORROW | WORLD OF TOMORROW
dir. Don Hertzfeldt, USA 2015, 17'

 

WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS
| WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS
dir. Don Hertzfeldt, USA 2017, 23'

 

Monday, October 8
14.00 DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVOR

| DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVOR
dir. Fabrizio Terranova, Belgium/France/Spain 2016, 90'

 

16.00 3049 | 3049
dir. Patten, Great Britain 2018, 13'

 

OUR NEW PRESIDENT | OUR NEW PRESIDENT
dir. Maxim Pozdorovkin, USA/Russia 2018, 77'

 

Tuesday, October 9
14.00 GOING SOUTH | GOING SOUTH
dir. Dominic Gagnon, Switzerland 2018, 104'

 

16.00 REBIRTH IS NECESSARY | REBIRTH IS NECESSARY
dir. Jenn Nkiru, USA 2017, 11'

 

MILFORD GRAVES, FULL MANTIS | MILFORD GRAVES, FULL MANTIS
dir. Jake Meginsky, USA 2018, 91'

 

Wednesday, October 10
14.00 WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN
| WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN
dir. Arwen Curry, USA/Canada 2018, 68'

 

16.00 WELCOME TO SODOM | WELCOME TO SODOM
dir. Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes, Austria 2018, 92'

 

Thursday, October 11
14.00 THE HUM
| THE HUM
reż. Kristen Gallerneaux, USA 2018, 25'

+ Q&A with the director

 

15.30 90 SECONDS IN NORTH KOREA | 90 SECONDS IN NORTH KOREA
dir. Ranko Paukovic, The Netherlands 2018, 15'

 

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE | PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
dir. Hao Wu, China 2018, 95'

 

Friday, October 12
14.15 OUR NEW PRESIDENT | OUR NEW PRESIDENT
dir. Maxim Pozdorovkin, USA/Russia 2018, 77'

 

16.00 TRANNY FAG | TRANNY FAG
dir. Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla, Brasil 2018, 75'


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