Films in this strand will be available for pre-selection from Monday 2 November.
Films included in our Ghosts & Apparitions weekend will become available for viewing between Friday 13 - Sunday 15 November following their screenings in Sheffield and will be available until Thursday 27 November.
An old question for humans is ‘how can we make visible what is invisible, sometimes only somatic, sometimes a faded memory, sometimes just a dream’?
In our programme, transitional processes are present and relevant: from forgetfulness to remembrance, from past into the present, from the individual into the collective realms. The buried memory of the Civil War in Spain present in spaces and objects in Deep Waters, recollections of childhood and the processes of transformation of the city of Taipei in The Tunnel. All That Is Forgotten in an Instant builds an intricate passionate journey between words, translations, and political landscapes, and Truth or Consequences brings to life the ghosts, desires and fragilities that haunt a community and build their resistant vision of life.
Love and Death are two of the most fundamental and universal realms of human existence, and cinema has been one of their most loyal storytellers. Family history, loss, and the search for beauty and lightness in The Metamorphosis of Birds, loss of our loved one and the quest for meaning in desolation in Mon Amour, the effort to understand and realize loss as a challenge for making a film in Point And Line to Plane.
Ghosts & Apparitions is also about experimenting with cinematic forms and narratives and questioning what documentary can be. Frem is a voyage outside the anthropocentric perspective over landscape and nature, Santikhiri Sonata is an elegy to the powerful gracefulness of young humans dealing with political oppression and challenging it with their desires and imaginations.