We have selected six short films from different countries and eras – all of them from the catalogue of Light Cone, a distributor for experimental films and videos based in Paris. We start with ANNABELLE DANCES AND DANCES, a hand-colored dance featuring one of the first stars in film history. It is followed by TRIAL BALLOONS, a short film about fantastic metamorphosis by Robert Breer, and RIVER RITES, filmed by Ben Russell at a river in Surinam. The fourth film, MEND by Vincent Grenier, gazes out of the window and creates various mysteries along the way. Film number five, FORYANNFROMROSE, was shot by Rose Lowder and is a gift to her filmmaker friend and Light Cone founder Yann Beauvais. The sixth and last film was made in Mexico: in TIGRE DEL CARBON, we see rapid, colorful images of an imaginary place. (ua)
For everyone aged 7 and above
Annabelle Dances and Dances USA 1900 35 mm 5 min.
Trial Balloons Robert Breer USA 1982 16 mm 6 min.
River Rites Ben Russell USA 2011 16 mm 11 min.
Mend Vincent Grenier USA 1979 DCP 5 min.
Foryannfromrose Rose Lowder France 2014 16 mm 3 min.
Tigre Del Carbon Azucena Losana Mexiko 2022 DCP 5 min.