5-6 p.m., C-mine, lesser hall, in English
Jester Film is a recurring, ever-changing programme devoted to film and moving image. Each episode is dedicated to a specific filmmaker or a theme and can take a form of a film screening, video installation, script-reading, marathon, or any other form in service of this multifaceted medium.
Jester launches the programme with the presentation of films by Iranian filmmaker Maryam Tafakory.
- live performance by Maryam Tafakory
please take note that this performance cannot be documented.
- screening Irani Bag, 8', 2021
'A video essay that deconstructs a cinematographic motif in order to propose a powerful textual and political analysis of censorship and intimacy in post-revolution Iran. Irani Bag not only exposes a codified vocabulary, it also invites the spectator to reconsider the relationship to (and between) sight and touch.' (London Short Film Festival – Awarded the runner-up Best UK Short Film).
- screening Nazarbazi, 19', 2022
'Nazarbazi [the play of glances] is a film about love and desire in Iranian cinema where depictions of intimacy and touch between women and men are prohibited.
The film focuses primarily on images of women whose bodies have been erased and victimised in post-revolution cinema, and alludes to discreet forms of communication that operate within, yet also circumnavigate the censors. It attempts to touch the spaces we cannot touch; inner feelings/sensations – but also untouchability beyond physical contact: unspoken prohibitions/regulators that may only unveil as embodied experiences. The film uses poetry and silence as the only language/s with which we can attempt to touch these spaces of socio-political ambiguities.'
Following the screening, the audience can visit the exhibition Charming for the Revolution at Jester, open until 7 p.m. that day.
Save the date for the following episodes on the 7th of May and the 11th of June.
This event is held in English.