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Discover NYFF51’s Emerging Artists, Fernando Eimbcke from Mexico and Joanna Hogg from England. Each director has a new film in the festival as well as previous films screening as a part of this year’s Emerging Artists program. Moderator to be announced.
On Thursday, October 1st, filmmakers Joanna Hogg and Fernande Eimbcke will be answering questions and talk about their work at the Film Center Amphitheater.
Joanna Hogg’s brand new film, Exhibition, depicts a married middle-aged couple (Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), both artists, who live in a beautiful modernist house in London's Chelsea, designed and built by an artist – a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison house, a battleground. As they confront their conflicts and competitions, they slowly arrive at the painful decision to sell, thus inviting interlopers into their private world. Joanna Hogg’s new film is structured as a cinematic mosaic of interlocking sights, sounds, exchanges, happenings great and small, everyday advances and retreats. It is, finally, a portrait of two people in a state of change in a house that effectively becomes a third character, and an agent in that change. Hogg’s film is a rarity, at once exactingly minimal and intimately character-driven. It is also a wonderful “London movie”. Hogg’s 2010 film, Archipelago, and her 2007 film, Unrelated, will also screen as a part of the series.
In his latest low-key, slow-burn comedy Club Sandwich, Fernando Eimbcke ventures into the fraught territory of puberty and separation anxiety, as he focuses on a teenage boy taking his first tentative (and furtive) steps into the uncharted waters of sex. Listless 15-year-old Héctor (Lucio Gimenez Cacho Goded) is on vacation with his thirtysomething single mother Paloma (Maria Renée Prudencia). Mother and son have the deserted off-season resort hotel to themselves until a couple arrive with their 16-year-old daughter, Jazmin (Danae Reynaud Romero). Jazmin sets her sights on Hector, but Mom has a way of interrupting them whenever things get interesting. The director’s deadpan comic style is grounded in a deliciously awkward use of silence and the unspoken, punctuated by occasional exchanges about nothing in particular. In Club Sandwich, Eimbcke uses his precise timing and composition to demonstrate that less can still sometimes be more. In addition to Club Sandwich, Eimbcke’s previous films, Lake Tahoe (2008) and Duck Season (2004) are a part of the program.