Repressed Cinema presents DUBLIN & IRANIAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM SOCIETY. The Experimental Film Society is an independent entity based in Dublin, Ireland specializing in Avant-Garde, independent and no/low budget filmmaking. EFS unites 8 filmmakers whose films are distinguished by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. They have in common an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques. With members in five countries, EFS is notable at the centre of a new wave of Irish experimental filmmaking and has been crucial in fostering a radical emerging Iranian underground cinema as EFS’s founder Rouzbeh Rashidi founded the organization in Iran in 2000.
Repressed Cinema presents works by five members of the Experimental Film Society:
Homo Sapiens Project (157) by Rouzbeh Rashidi – Homo Sapiens Project is an ongoing series of varied short films that provides, first and foremost, a laboratory for experimenting with cinematic forms. The range of works produced consists of everything from ‘sketches’ to fully finished and polished films. HSP (157) is a medium-length film that unleashes the sinister atmospheres lurking in an apparently idyllic rural environment.
Funnel Web Family by Michael Higins – A prying look at the creatures that inhabit a home.
The Distance by Dean Davanagh – A young man recalls a fishing trip from his childhood, but he is not sure if they are his memories.
Dirt by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain – A phantasmagoric mélange of live performances and elements of gothic horror, resulting in a haunting, intense and sometimes humorous portrait of Langan as performer.