Prepare yourself for an eclectic and varied evening exploring three very different cultures, as we are taken on a rollercoaster ride of life seen from completely separate angles.
Small Yellow Field / Tau Seru (Rodd Rathjen, Australia / India, 2013) 8 mins
Director, writer, producer: Rodd Rathjen
Cinematographer: Michael Latham
Cast: Tashi Wangail
In the vastness of the Himalayas, a young nomad’s curiosity lies beyond the horizon.
Autonomous (Per Eriksson and Alexander Rynéus, Sweden, 2014) 14 mins
Technological advances are blurring the boundaries between what is real and unreal. This film takes a look into a future that is already here, holding a mirror up to a reality in which humans are replaced by robots, and the real world is perfectly simulated in digital form.
Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens (Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz, India / France, 2014) 56 mins
Director: Cédric Dupire / Gaspard Kuentz
Cinematography: Cédric Dupire
Editor: Charlotte Tourrè
Roll up! Roll up! The Sonepur Mela (Fair), in Bihar state, East India, is about to begin. Held every year on the sacred full moon day of Kartika Purnima, it is the largest animal market in Asia, where cattle, elephants, birds, horses and camels have been traded for centuries. It is also the site of a massive carnival, featuring spectacular displays of horsemanship, daredevil motorcycle stunts, voluptuous dancers and pounding music a sensual world where the atmosphere is electric.
Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz (directors of We Don’t Care About Music Anyway, a film about the Japanese ‘noise music’ scene) take the viewer on the ride of a lifetime, an overwhelming sensory trip led by the symbolic faces of the fair: the Rider, the Exorcist, the Dancer, the Stuntman and the Mahout elephant tamer.
Tickets for these three films: Adults £10.50 Asia House Friends £8.50 Concessions £8
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These films are being screened as part of the Asia House Film Festival 2015. To read about all the films click here.
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