PROGRAM AUGUSTI - DECEMBER 2024

Start of semester

 FRIDAY AUGUST 31ST
19.15 THE GRADUATE by Mike Nichols, USA 1967, 1h46min, starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft
WOW, school´s finished, bright future for Ben­jamin. Some complications are waiting though. We start the semester with a true classic, not least the soundtrack by Simon&Garfunkel. Oh mrs Robinsson!

 Film Week September 17th - 21st

Luis Bunuel  - Surreal = SuperReal

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17th
19.30 THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
Mexico 1962, 1h35min, starring Slivia Panal, Jacqeline Andere
Imagine being locked in while attending a party and not being able to leave. Voilà, par­ty ambience changes, elegancy fades and it’s replaced by... A satire, a sneak peak on what clould be found behind the curtains.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20th
19.30 TRISTANA
Spain 1970, 1h39min, starring Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero
In early 20th-century Spain, the true per­il to the innocence and integrity of a young orphaned woman lies not in societal pressures or economic struggles but in the manipulative grasp of her guardian, an older libertine w hose seduction and control force her into a turbulent jour­ney of self-discovery and vengeance.

 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st
17.45 THE ANDALUSIAN DOG
by Luis Buñuel, Spain 1929, 16 min, starring Pierre Batcheff, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali
The most famous short film ever made? A bizarre, no-sense film written together with the Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

18.15 DINNER Please bring something to share for a pleasant time together

 19.30 THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE Spain 1977, 1h43min, starring Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina
A relationship tale with twists as surprising as Buñuel’s choice of having two actresses interchangeably playing the same role with large age gaps, left wing terrorism and psychoanalysis, that this is a film from 1977 is however hardly surprising

 

 

Surreal = SuperReal
The world risen out of the trenches of the First World War needed new expressions, hence the introduction of Surrealism in the arts. The same year René Magritte painted his famous This is Not a Pipe, a Spanish filmmaker made his directorial debut with The Andalusian Dog (1929). He then collaborated with Salvador Dalí, but soon stood on his own feet and would become the supreme master of cinematic Surrealism: Luis Buñuel. His work would demask the bourgeoisie, reveal hidden sexual desires where they were not expected, and thus stir up caustic reactions, not least in the Catholic establishment where he was fully scandalized. But watch his films not merely as blunt satire. They do carry dense, positive meaning, which we may need to work out together (like in group therapy). He was truly a social artist. Relationships between words, images and messages may be skewed, like our feelings, fantasies and beliefs. Paradoxes are only paradoxical in the wrong logic. Buñuel said: “Thank God, I’m an atheist.” He was in fact a very moral artist, whose passionate aim was the freedom of man. The quote continues: “We must seek God within man himself.”                Magnus Ingvarsson, Lund

 

Autumn films

In the eyes of the child

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18th
19.15 KES by Ken Loach, UK 1969, 1h51min,starring David Bradley, Brian Glover
Billy, 15 years old, a coal mine town working class boy, spots a kestrel and starts to train the young bird. Getting close to the kester he is taken by its beauty. But things will happen.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th
19.15 PETITE MAMAN by Céline Sciamma, France 2021, 1h13min, starring Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz
When we come into this world our mothers are everything, even our bodies are conjoined. At the same time they are perhaps always strangers to us, impossible to meet as equals.

 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22ND
19.15 COME AND SEE by Elem Klimov, Sovjet Union 1985, 2h22min, starring Aleksej Kravchenko, Olga Mironova
In this powerful World War II drama set in Belarus, the story follows a young boy whose journey from innocence to maturi­ty is shaped by the stark realities of conflict. As he joins the resistance and experiences the hardships of war, he encounters both the brutality and resilience of the human spirit.

Andrey Tarkovsky

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13th
19.15 ANDREY RUBLEV Sovjet Union 1966, 3h09min,starring Anatoly Solonitsyn
Through rain, mud and snow, through de­ceptions, lonelyness and deceit the 15th cen­tury Andrey Rublev, monk and icon paint­er, lives the sound of the bell of liberation.