Magazine article Screen International

Newcastle to Host Slow Cinema during March's AV Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Newcastle to Host Slow Cinema during March's AV Film Festival

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Newcastle will host more than 70 hours of slow cinema as fourth AV Festival (March 1-31) concentrates on the theme of slowness.

The film strand is part of the larger AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible, the biennial festival of art, music, technology and film.

The film season comprises 30 landmark films from an array of international filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Bela Tarr, Alexander Sokurov and Sharon Lockhart. During the Slow Cinema Weekend (March 8-11) Filipino director will Lav Diaz [pictured] present his lesser-known works and participate in a public discussion with film critic May Adadol Ingawanij.

Notable screenings throughout the festival include Pablo Giorgelli's Las Acacias; Fate, Nightfall, Frost by Fred Kelemen; Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse, Lisandro Alonso's La Libertad and The Dead (Los Muertos) and Liverpool; Ben Rivers' Two Years at Sea and Slow Action; and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century. …

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