Monday, May 25, 2015


Forbidden Symmetries, the 2014 feature by Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh (both depicted above with friends) and me will play soon in Quezon City at a jam-packed day-long screening event. 

(It can also, by the way, be seen here on VOD.) 

Here are the details from Cinemalibre:


"We are inviting you all to attend our 2nd Cinemalibre film club screening this year on May 30, 2015 (Saturday). Please check the program below for details."

Venue: UP Cine Adarna - Videotheque, UP DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY
Date: MAY 30, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 12.30 PM - onwards

: Open to public (nonmembers of the group)
: Bring food & drinks


[films in response to recent political crisis in Thailand]
(12:30 - 1:45 PM)

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS #1: Chulayarnnon Siriphol

A Brief History of Memory (2010) - 14 mins
Planking (2012) - 3 mins
Myth of Modernity (2014) - 16 mins

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS #2: Taiki Sakpisit

A Ripe Volcano (2011) - 15 mins
Time of the Last Persecution (2012) - 7.5 mins
The Age of Anxiety (2013) - 14 mins

* * * *

[post-filmic vanguard cinema from Europe]
(2:00 - 4:15 PM)


Nightwalk (2013) - 6 mins
Irresolute (2013) - 2 mins
Eventfall (2015) - 6 mins
Shadows (2015) - 20 mins

> Experimental Feature: Forbidden Symmetries (Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh & Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 2014) - 97 mins

> Special Short: Neuralgia (Michael Allen / 2014) - 3 mins

* * * *

[local experimental exigencies]
4:30 - onwards

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: Christian Tablazon

What is a Day - 16 mins
Translación - 22 mins
Sala - 56 mins

> Special short: Iris (Mike Esteves / 2015) - 9 mins

* * * *

SPECIAL THANKS TO Thai film critic Wiwat Filmsick Lertwiwatwongsa for the Thai exchange selection!

For further inquiries, contact me, Adrian D. Mendizabal (0906-430-2809) or Epoy P. Deyto (0906 - 425 - 9019)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

EFS in Berlin

Experimental Film Society (EFS) filmmakers Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Maximilian Le Cain and visual artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini will be in Berlin to introduce two programmes of short films that give an intense overview of the range and formally challenging thrust of EFS filmmaking. The screenings will take place at Lichtblick-Kino and regenbogenKINO.

 Programme 1 @ Lichtblick-Kino 4th July 8PM

1_Dimensions (2013) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 6mins
2_The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins
3_Murder (2014) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins
4_Friends with Johnny Kline (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 17:30mins
5_67-69-Take 5 (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain Ireland-Spain / 14mins
6_Homo Sapiens Project (150) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 36mins

Total Running Time: 86mins

 Programme 2 @ regenbogenKINO 5th July 8PM

1_Teaser (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher / Ireland / 3mins
2_W.E (2014) By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
3_On The Way (2013) By Bahar Samadi / France / 3mins
4_Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / UK / 3:30mins
5_Last Phase (2014) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2mins
6_Incubus (2013) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 1:30mins
7_Luminosity (2) (2013) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2:30mins
8_Funnel Web Family (2013) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 14mins
9_Homo Sapiens Project (176) (2014) By Rashidi & Kavanagh / Ireland / 12mins
10_Homo Sapiens Project (191-199) (2015) By Rashidi, Kavanagh & Le Cain / Ireland / 15:30mins
11_Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan Ireland / 20mins

Total Running Time: 82mins

More info Lichtblick-Kino and regenbogenKINO

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Spring Updates

  • Brine Twice Daily, my latest collaboration with Vicky Langan, is in the final stages of post-production. This 20-minute short will premiere in Berlin this July. Watch this space for further details. 
  • The feature Cloud of Skin is now at picture-lock. Karen Power is starting work on the other 50% of the film: the sound.
  • Scorpion's Stone, a long-term feature project, is underway. This will be completed in 2016 and will, in form, emulate a night's sleep.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chimes at Triskel

Cork's Triskel Christchurch Cinema have asked me to introduce an upcoming screening of Chimes at Midnight this May 30th to mark the centenary of Orson Welles. Perhaps, in the absence of Mr Welles himself or, for that matter, of Jack Falstaff, they needed a fat man with a beard to officiate and I was the nearest to hand. Or maybe it had something to do with this recent piece I wrote about Welles. In any case, it's going to be a splendid event - the chance of seeing this newly restored masterpiece on the big screen is not to be missed!  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Abel Ferrara Kickstarter Campaign

Abel Ferrara, by far the greatest American narrative filmmaker of our time, is seeking funding for a new film starring Willem Dafoe. I urge anyone who possibly can to please contribute.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Magic of Merlin

My article Cinema’s New Sorcery: Jorge Núñez’s Merlin can now be read here:!cinemas-new-sorcery/c1i51

Monday, May 04, 2015

67-69-Take 5 in Pantalla Fantasma @ MUSAC

67-69-Take 5 will play at MUSAC in Léon this Thursday as part of a touring programme of the Pantalla Fantasma festival.

Full programme:

67-69-Take 5 (Maximilian Le Cain)
Flores y rayas (Arcadi Ballester)
1020 Items (Marion Cruza)

Details (in Spanish) here.