2010, Sun, Jul 04

Forgery

© Magnus Bärtås

© Magnus Bärtås

Marina GIOTI: To Krifo Scholio | Exp. Film | 16mm | b/w | 10:00 | Greece 2009
Romana SCHMALISCH: Decision of the Party | exp. film | super8 | color | 05:33 | Germany 2008
Teresa SOLAR ABBOUD: You Have Been Tracking Us | Video | dv | color | 02:26 | Spain 2009
Magnus BÄRTÅS: Madame & Little Boy | exp. doc | hdv | color | 28:00 | Sweden 2009
Francois BUCHER: Haute Surveillance | exp. doc | dv | color | 36:00 | Colombia/USA 2007

Marina GIOTI slightly modifies a propaganda film created under the dictatorship of the Colonels in 1970’s Greece. Romana SCHMALISCH combines current images of Volgograd with audio extracts from a Soviet propaganda film ‘The Promise’ in which Stalin plans et creates ‘his city’, reborn as Stalingrad. Teresa SOLAR ABBOUD goes back to the sites where the film Lawrence of Arabia was shot in 1962 and where, at that time, an oasis had been built, which lived on after for more than 50 years. Magnus BÄRTÅS documents the history of the South Korean film star, Choi Eun-Hee, and her director husband, both kidnapped in 1978 by the North Koreans, with the aim of offering them a generous filmmaking budget. François BUCHER retraces a real event that happened during a theatre seminar at the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, where two students doing a project on Jean Genet decide to play a hoax – an armed kidnapping.