Perspectives Film Festival 2016

Surrealism

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The 2016 edition paid homage to the surrealist cinema movement, illuminating the outlandish, perplexing and even uncanny imageries in cinema. From David Bowie’s haunting debut performance in the The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) to the provocative black-and-white imagery of Eraserhead (1977), the selection of films forced audiences to question all notions of normalcy.

Films

Fantastic Planet (1973)
Eraserhead (1977)
Daisies (1966)
The Dance of Reality (2013)
Endless Poetry (2016)
The Taste of Tea (2004)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Ancillary Events

Art Exhibition + Interactive Workshop by surrealist artist Rosihan Dahim
Masterclass: Surrealism in Eastern European Cinema with Dina Iordanova
Post-screening Q&A with director Katsuhito Ishii (The Taste of Tea)