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Program 6, Sunday, June 30, 5 pm , Thai Film Archive




String Figure of Time / Kieko Ikehata / Japan / 2018 / 0:13:30

This work shows the photos of four generations of women: The director herself, and her grandmother, mother, and daughter. Contained in one household's album were the memories of women from many generations - women who have passed, women who were newly born, women who became adults, and women who grew to become old. The times they lived were different, yet they were all someone's daughter and someone's mother. When we take and connect these moments that they share, the concept of time unravels, and takes on a new shape. These stories do not belong to anyone, yet they were all mine at the same time.


Swatted / Ismaël Chandoutis / France / 2018 / Documentary / 00:19:59

Online players talk about their difficulties in escaping "swatting", a cyber-harassment phenomenon that is sometimes fatal and threatens them whenever they play. The action takes shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.


Shooting Crows / Christine Hürzeler / Switzerland / 2018 / 0:20:00

A foggy park. A homeless man is asleep between the trees. A woman disappears. Inexplicable things happen. The sky is dark with a large and threatening flock of crows. Every now and then a crow is shot. As a deterrent and to regulate numbers. But after every shot, more crows rally. They caw as they circle in the sky, coming closer and closer... The filmmaker takes a documentary approach to what happens in the park, condensing and accentuating it to the point of the fantastical. The film thus increasingly becomes an atmospheric report on the peripheral areas of human certainty, a poetic approach to human vulnerability and the anxieties related to it.


The Bed and the Street / Heather Frise, Mike Hoolboom / Canada / 2018 / 0:04:30

A love story set in the global anti-austerity demonstrations. As citizens take back their streets, two women meet and fall in love. What geometry of desire will help overthrow the state? What micro-politics of sharing and communality will provide fuel for demonstrations that will remove and replace the neo-liberal consensus? Cast in a palimpsest of images and sounds, as if there were no way to separate inside and out, the street and the bedroom.


Carbon Sky / Kent Tate / Canada / 2019 / 0:14:00

For three years I focused on the semi-deserts, deep valleys, and vast plateaus in the interior of British Columbia to observe the interactions of the natural and manufactured worlds, worlds brought into perspective by the ever changing presence of shadow and light. While I was filming in these places I was never able to separate my imagination from the political, commercial and cultural impacts that influence these landscapes, and it's these relationships that shaped everything I saw. During 2017 and 2018 over 25000 square kilometres were burned in BC as a result of the combined record breaking wild fires seasons. In spite of what seemed like endless smoke and haze at times, days of illuminating light occurred, reminders of a world that once was, a world rapidly changing in the midst of the Anthropocene.


Heaven-Hell / Dirk de Bruyn / Australia / 2018 / 0:22:24

A technological diary/found footage film scribed somewhere between outer and inner space. What future does technology extend our vision into? An incredible journey inside and outside our flesh. An apparition proclaimed by Walter Cronkite, America's benevolent voice of authority that colonized the 20th Century. Thoughts caught between heaven and hell. Within these technological shifts our bodies atrophy into lumps of meat, tended and seared.


The Last Post Office / Aung Rakhine / / Bangladesh / 2018 / 00:16:40

On the edge of Bangladesh, between mountains and water, stands a post-office, the only sign of civilization. It has a notorious reputation: its employees disappear. Two men, in love with each other, work there.