Film has a rich tradition of incorporating and interacting with other arts and practices, and it is within this Rhyme & Rhythm strand where cinema and other art forms meet. Each film offering one artistic expression within another. Through performance - traditional and contemporary dance, and theatre; visual art - portrait photography, painting, sculpture, street art, and video art; and music - from afrobeat to jazz, via Bollywood, blues, classical, electronic, gypsy folk, pop, punk, post-punk, and rumba.
Art can also be a form of resistance, with the majority of the artists featured using their craft to imagine and demand a better world. Here, the dance floor becomes a space for liberation. These musical journeys and portraits of artists help us also to seize the world and to cross borders. From the UK, across Europe, and to Argentina, Cuba, India, Iran, Nigeria, and the USA, a diverse range of creative talent both in front of and behind the camera will rock and shine in this year’s Rhyme & Rhythm selection, offering encounters and inspirations to a different beat.
If you want to watch all the available films in this strand, you can buy a ticket here