In collaboration with Regent Theatre, Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents FOTO FILMS, a series of contemporary short and feature films that relate to the theme of photography.
Acclaimed documentarian and curator Ralph Goertz presents two short films on the photography of Thomas Ruff & Candida Höfer.
100 mins, Germany, 2014
In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker’s first English-language feature. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni’s meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating colour palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. Blow-Up is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema’s greatest artists. – Criterion Collection.
WINNER: Grand Prix du Festival International du Film, Cannes Film Festival, 1967
NOMINATED: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards, 1967
111 mins, Italy, United Kingdom, 1966
Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. – Criterion Collection.
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale present La Jetée (1962), directed by Chris Marker and Night and Fog (1956), directed by Alain Resnais, written by Chris Marker.
58 mins, France
Agnès Varda, whose unique cinematic vision since the 1950s has earned her a loyal following of enthusiastic cinephiles around the world, and the iconic photographer/muralist JR, boasting over a million followers on Instagram, have more in common than one might imagine. Both share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Agnès chose to explore her passion through cinema and documentary, JR through his emotionally arresting open-air photo installations.When JR, a long-time fan, went to meet Agnès at her home on Rue Daguerre, they both knew immediately they wanted to work together. FACES PLACES documents their heart-warming journey through rural France and the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
WINNER: Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED: Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards, 2018
NOMINATED: Best Documentary Film, Best Original Music, César Awards, France, 2017
This session will be introduced by Natalie King, curator of Tracey Moffat: My Horizon at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.Natalie King is a visionary arts leader, cultural producer and curator with more than two decades of experience in international visual culture. Her cultural footprint has seen her develop a depth of expertise and networks in contemporary art, realising landmark programs across Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Working across multiple domains, her highly skilled leadership spans the lifecycle of artistic production and management from new commissions, exhibitions, artistic partnerships, stakeholder relations, fundraising and programming.Currently, she is an Enterprise Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and was nominated as 2018 AFR 100 Women of Influence.OFFICIAL SELECTION: Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 1993
NOMINATED: Best Film, Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival, 199389 mins, Australia, 1993
October 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm