Saturday, August 30, 2014

New CLOUD OF SKIN Poster & Trailer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Temple Bar Gallery Screening

A programme by Ireland-based Experimental Film Society members will take place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on Monday, September 22nd at 6pm.

1 - Kish (8mins) By Jann Clavadetscher
2 - Light From An Old Town (17mins) By Dean Kavanagh
3 - Funnel Web Family (14mins) By Michael Higgins
4 - H7HSP160 Regression (40mins) By Maximilian Le Cain & Rouzbeh Rashidi

This is the first in a series of EFS screenings that will take place in this venue over the next months.

Full details here.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Guy Gilles

Great to see this wonderful and very little known filmmaker getting some attention here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Message to Experimental Conversations Readers

Dear Readers,

Having been plagued by near fatal website-related technical problems in recent months, Experimental Conversations is pleased to announce that a brand new site will emerge in the near future. Thank you for your patience... and keep watching this space!

Maximilian Le Cain

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado

For everyone who wasn't at last night's screening of El Burro Jorobado in Cork last night, here are two amazing features by Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado. Check 'em out!

The Stolen Camera:

El Burro Jorobado:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Kavanagh/Rashidi/Le Cain Interview

Rouzbeh Rashdi: I think Experimental Film Society films are very much universal and can be understood by any creature including extra-terrestrial life. As far as I am concerned, regarding my own work and some EFS fellow filmmakers like Max Le Cain and Dean Kavanagh, we could well be on Mars...

 Read the full interview by Sam Fitzpatrick here!

(Photo by Dean Kavanagh)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How Little We Know...

Friday, August 08, 2014

CLOUD OF SKIN Funding Campaign Successful

This morning, the Cloud of Skin Indiegogo campaign finished with funding at 107%. A big thank you to all funders for your wonderful support.

Shooting will commence this winter. We aim to deliver the finished film in summer 2015. Updates will be posted on this blog and you can also keep track on the production via Twitter and Tumblr.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

3rd Phantoscope Screening: Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado's EL BURRO JOROBADO

Phantoscope is Triskel Christchurch Cinema's quarterly experimental film event, which I programme. For the next screening, I'm proud and delighted to introduce the work of Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado, a remarkable young Mexican independent filmmaker, to Irish screens.

Working on the lowest of budgets in his home town of Monterrey, he has produced a dizzyingly prolific body of short films, often blurring the lines between personal documentary and fiction. His haunting, elusive and deeply personal feature El Burro Jorobado (The Hunched Donkey, 2009) reflects on this process. After his mother’s death, a young man, essentially the director playing himself, edits the family’s home videos to bring back her image. As he delves into the occult he begins to reveal the paradoxical magic of memories and cinema.

El Burro Joroabdo is personal not just in subject matter but, almost more importantly, in form. The understated elegance of its visual style, moving seamlessly and often mysteriously between home videos and scenes shot specifically for the film, combined with a sense of being witness to images and acts that have a private significance that the audience can sense without perhaps fully grasping, ensure that El Burro Jorobado really gets under the skin. It has several big surprises in store as it unfolds but these are more than just plot twists- they are also quietly astonishing reflections on its own nature. If, at times, it seems poised to follow a familiar route into horror film territory, it ultimately emerges as a profound and profoundly human reflection on how filmmaking interacts with daily life, one that is on par with Abbas Kiarostami's Close Up (1990) or Through the Olive Trees (1994).  

Raúl Quintanilla Alvarado is a major new talent in contemporary art cinema. Keep an eye on him!

El Burro Jorobado
Saturday August 16th, 9pm
Triskel Christchurch Cinema,
Tobin St., Cork

Full screening details: