Screening

Breathless Animals + Q&A

8 Sep 2019

Event times

2.15pm - 3.15pm

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom

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  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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Anecdotes are set against a collage of found footage and imagery collected from flea markets; enigmatic and eye-catching anonymous visual detritus of a bygone era.

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This entrancing first non-fiction feature from Chinese filmmaker Lei Lei—whose background is in experimental animation—revolves around an audio interview conducted with the director’s mother, who recounts her recollections of growing up in Maoist China. Her anecdotes are set against a collage of found footage and imagery collected from flea markets; enigmatic and eye-catching anonymous visual detritus of a bygone era. Lei Lei processes these materials using analogue animation techniques, causing them to scuttle and skip across the frame. The subtle interplay between image and sound results in an evocation of the past as slippery and elusive as memory itself.

Screens with:
Ashes
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2012 | Thailand | 20′
(screens in association with MUBI)

In partnership with Edge of Frame

This is the UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with director Lei Lei

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