ANOCHA SUWICHAKORNPONG Retrospective at Cinéma Moderne – with the director in attendance

Cinéma Moderne and 24 images continue the 10/10 series, a set of 10 retrospectives and workshops with filmmakers from here and abroad. After honouring Mexican director Amat Escalante and launching a retrospective dedicated to the Inuit production company Isuma (which continues until May), it’s the work of Thai filmmaker Anocha Suwichakornpong that will be in the spotlights in February. The retrospective will take place from February 16 to 18 at Cinéma Moderne with the filmmaker in attendance.

 

Since her master’s project, Graceland (2006), the first Thai short ever selected for the Cannes Festival, Anocha Suwichakornpong has emerged as one of the strongest voices in contemporary Thai cinema. In her two features and several shorts, she explores her country’s past and present by bringing together the personal and the political, the everyday and the metaphysical. Anocha’s films are a sustained reflection on the difficulty of representing memory on-screen; she doesn’t hesitate to fracture reality, infusing her naturalistic approach with dreamy, fantastic elements.

 

Also active as a producer, Anocha founded Electric Eel Films, a production house based in Bangkok, where she produced many short films and features. Currently, Anocha is a visiting lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and she’s completing a film co-directed with British artist and experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers.

 

The retrospective will include Anocha’s four films (two features, two shorts), a conversation with the director about her work and a special workshop for artists.

 

SCREENINGS WITH THE DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE

 

Mundane History (2009) — Saturday, February 16 at 2:45 p.m. & Sunday, February 17 at 5:45 p.m.

In its original Thai version with English subtitles

cinemamoderne.com/en/films/details/mundane
preceded by Jai (2017) — In its original Thai version with English subtitles

 

By the Time It Gets Dark (2016) — Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m.

In its original Thai version with English subtitles

cinemamoderne.com/en/films/details/by-the-time-it-gets-dark-nightfall

preceded by Nightfall (2016) — In its original Thai version with English subtitles

 

DISCUSSION— Sunday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The discussion will be moderated by Charlotte Selb and will be held in English. $10 or free with an Anocha Suwichakornpong Retrospective film ticket.

cinemamoderne.com/en/evenements/details/discussion-with-anocha-suwichakornpong

WORKSHOP | Anocha Suwichakornpong : relationship between perception and subjectivity within the context of filmmaking — Monday, February 18, 9 a.m.

At the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ): 5154, St-Hubert St.

Limited seats, $75 fee: bit.ly/info_atelier

The workshop will begin by having the participants share two pieces of recorded music with the group. The first piece should represent how the participants perceive themselves, while the second song should represent how the participants believe they are perceived by other people. This exercise will launch us into the focus of the workshop, in which the participants will split into pairs and be given the task of creating a cinematic portrait of a complete stranger.

CINÉMA MODERNE

5150 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal, Quebec,  H2T 1R8

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