SCREENING #5

In accordance with current COVID-19 regulations, our screenings this year will accommodate only a very limited number of guests at the same time. For this reason we have decided to play every screening multiple times. Screening #5 includes 1 feature film and 4 short films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Entry:

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Dates and times:

- Saturday 15 May 2021, 18:00 – 20:00   Get tickets 

- Tuesday 18 May 2021, 18:00 – 20:00   Get tickets 

- Sunday 23 May 2021, 10:00 – 12:00   Get tickets 

Location:

Alfred Skull Art Gallery

Alpacastraat 29

9000 Ghent

Belgium

I will go backwards of our path (Italy)

by Mattia Biondi

'Andrò a ritroso della nostra corsa' is a backwards journey through the seasons and the units of the language. To change the prose of the world, its intact clock. There is always a place more thoroughly, lost images in minimum intervals. Running time: 00:02:50

Festina Lente (Belgium)

by Marius Lefever

Two times a year a youthhostel in the middle of Flanders is the setting of a 'talk-weekend'. The weekend is organized by people of different ages who stammer/stutter. The goal of this weekend is to share stories, get to know eachother better, practice a speaking-therapy method and encourage eachother. This therapy consists of 'singing' your words. This short was made during one of those weekends. Running time: 00:13:19

Things Floating in the Hudson (U.S.)

by Ellen Sampson

'Things Floating in the Hudson' follows the director’s morning walk passing to look at the traces others have left behind. Running time: 00:02:40

Sitting Still (U.S.)

by Weixin Zhuang

Sitting still by the ocean and feeling the sound, listening with enthusiasm, with interest, with curiosity. This contemplative journey follows the devout Theravada Buddhist monk and nun, with unprecedented access, in Rockaway Beach, NY. The film captures their daily routines and rituals on a quest for full enlightenment, explores what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. An insightful rumination on our pursuit of happiness, attachment to material things, which is fundamentally the reason why we experience discontent. Also, a retreat to re-locate the stillness in the unrest city life. Running time: 00:10:22

By Your Side (China)

by Huan Wang

“For 30 years, I have been envious of other children with a good mother. Because mine is a mental patient and has brought me much pain and distress, I feel embarrassed to talk about "mother" with others. In 2017, I used my phone camera to record her daily life as an inpatient in Beijing. After getting to know her in-depth, I realised that my years of pain stemmed from my desire for maternal love, and finally realised that at least I have a complete family. Although my mother is not a normal mother, she is irreplaceable for my family and me. Maybe the happiness I desire is to stay by her side.” Running time: 01:26:00

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