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Films in Experimenta

Films and videos by artists who transform our experience of seeing moving images.

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Experimenta special presentation

  • Make Me Up

    Dir-Scr Rachel Maclean | UK

    Rachel Maclean follows her Venice Biennale piece Spite Your Face with a daring new film that incisively deconstructs art history’s myth of feminine beauty with a savage, satirical blade.

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Feature films

  • Between Two Cinemas

    Dir-Scr Ross Lipman | USA-UK-Canada

    Ross Lipman’s new film frames an act of self-archiving within a larger, essayistic mediation on the relationship between experimental practice and independent arthouse cinema.

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  • Cladach

    Dir-Prod-Scr Margaret Salmon | UK

    A lyrical portrait of indigenous habitats and species, as well as human interactions with the sea, in and around a coastal town in northwest Scotland.

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  • Diamantino

    Dir-Scr Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Portugal-France-Brazil

    Throwing fascism, colonialism and gender into a cinematic blender, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt serve up a candyfloss farce that’s an absurdist delight.

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  • Doozy

    Dir Richard Squires | UK

    With a rich variety of techniques, this experimental documentary recreates the career of actor Paul Lynde, who played some of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest villains.

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  • Maria Lassnig: New York Films 1970-1980

    Dir-Scr Maria Lassnig | USA-Austria

    A rare chance to see the personal, intimate and newly restored films of the internationally celebrated Austrian portrait painter Maria Lassnig, who died in 2014.

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  • Second Time Around

    Dir Dora Garcia | Belgium-Norway

    A gripping experimental documentary that intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance through the contemporary recreation of the works of Argentinian avant-garde artist Oscar Masotta.

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  • The Sun Quartet

    Dir-Prod-Scr Colectivo Los Ingravidos | Mexico

    Radical in both form and subject, this is a visually striking and impassioned testament to victims of crime and political corruption in contemporary Mexico.

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  • Twenty-Two Hours

    Dir-Scr Bouchra Khalili | Germany-USA-Norway-Austria

    Bouchra Khalili’s meditation on revolutionary histories considers the poet Jean Genet’s secret 1970 visit to the United States at the invitation of the Black Panther Party.

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Short film programmes


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