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
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.
by Dean Davanagh – A young man recalls a fishing trip from his childhood, but he is not sure if they are his memories.
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.