SELECTION 4 : MAGIC, MYSTERY AND HORROR

Curated by Marko Milićević

NOONWRAITH BLUES

Kamila Kuc | 2020 | 03:29 | United Kingdom | Super 8

Ominous 35mm cinegrams of Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 Melencolia print are intercut, like cascading scythes, with saturated super-8 film of a woman in a fresh-cut farm field, evoking repetitions that exist in harvest rituals, as well as in gestures of madness. Specters of familial anxieties creep into this loose take on the myth of Poludnica (noonwraith or Lady Midday), a Slavic harvest spirit that could cause madness in those who wandered the fields alone.

PILGRIMAGE TO HALLTJARN

Kim Ekberg & Johannes Hagman | 2021 | 05:40 | Sweden | 16mm

In the hour between the Lynx and the Hare, mysterious creatures emerge from the mountains on a sacred quest for their midsummer rite.


SHIMMER

Betty Blitz | 2019 | 04:27 | Austria | 16mm

Surfaces that sparkle.

Fragile structures.
Distortion of reality.
Inner and outer world.
An interplay between perception, dream and reality


MANTRA TO DARKNESS

Jean-Marc Loerbroks | 2021 | 13:54 | Colombia | various

What is seen contains always a distance, a closeness. A space between the imaginary and the real, the ghost that threatens with light, the intrusion of it's chimerical world.

THE SHADOWS

Paulo Pécora | 2020 | 18:00 | Argentina | 16mm

In a house hidden in the middle of the jungle, a clairvoyant is visited by three strangers who ask for her help in invoking an ancestor at a séance. This unwanted encounter soon turns into a nightmare