In 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise liner sank off the coast of Tuscany, killing 32 people. In Film Socialisme (2010), the ship served as an allegorical vessel for Jean-Luc Godard’s pointed political critique. In Film Catastrophe, director, actor, and Film Socialisme co-cinematographer Paul Grivas revisits the events by combining on-set footage of the Godard film and civilian-shot footage captured aboard the Concordia as it ran aground. Made in the spirit of Godard’s frequent companion pieces to his own features, this “anatomy of a disaster” reanimates the ship’s ghostly aura and offers precious insight into Godard’s process.
Mauro Andrizzi, Argentina, 2019, 25m
North American Premiere
In this amateur espionage thriller, three tales of suspense and conspiracy in the Middle East are communicated through on-screen text. Employing both found and original footage shot in Cairo, Tehran, and Yemen, director Mauro Andrizzi distills real-world anxieties into a gripping reflection on cinematic storytelling.