Events in a Cloud Chamber
Ashim Ahluwalia, India, 2016, 20m
New York Premiere.
Filmed on Super 8mm and 16mm, this documentary traces a collaboration between director Ashim Ahluwalia and Akbar Padamsee, a pioneer of modern Indian painting, to recreate Padamsee’s 1969 film, lost for decades and now regarded as potentially the birth of experimental cinema in India.
Old Luxurious Flat Located in an Ultra-central, Desirable Neighborhood / Apartament interbelic, în zona superbă, ultra-centrală
Sebastian Mihăilescu, Romania, 2016, 19m
Romanian with English subtitles
A young man spends the night alone in his apartment plagued by jealousy and anxieties as his wife goes out with an old high school friend in an attempt to sell the family car.
Ricky D’Ambrose, USA, 2017, 15m
A young archivist is hired to whitewash a late psychotherapist’s legacy in this exquisitely crafted story, imbued with an arch, conspiratorial air and told at a perfectionist’s pace.
Loukianos Moshonas, France/Greece, 2016, 28m
Greek and Albanian with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Oscillating between labor and leisure, a young man alternates helping an Albanian workhand renovate an Athens apartment and joining in ponderous conversations with his friends on the roof.
Nyo Wveta Nafta
Ico Costa, Portugal/Mozambique, 2017, 21m
Portuguese, Gitonga, and Shitsua with English subtitles
Ico Costa casually observes the rhythms of daily life in Mozambique in this freeform film shot on 16mm.