Monday, 27 March 2023
This screening session features 3 documentaries. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.
BFI STEPHEN STREET
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
Presale has ended for this screening. Take your chance at the door for any remaining free tickets 10 minutes before the screening starts.
TO BE A GHOST (UK) BY STUART POUND
Synopsis: A ghost actor haunts his screen life, and is haunted by it, to the clicking of a projector. What you see is scraps of film under a microscope, with its sprocket holes, oily colour, and accumulated fluff and dust. Running time: 00:01:37.
About the director: Stuart Pound lives in London and has worked in experimental film since the early 1970’s and digital video since the 1990’s. In 1995 he began collaborating with the poet Rosemary Norman. Their work has been screened regularly at international festivals and in galleries.
THE SHELL (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) BY MARKO LONČAREVIĆ
Synopsis: After finding out that her mother is being abused and neglected by her caretakers, Milica travels from Sarajevo to the small village near Tuzla where she was born. There is a special bond between mother and daughter but also a lot of obstacles. Running time: 00:20:21.
NOBODY KNOWS CASPER (DENMARK) BY RENÉ ODGAARD
Synopsis: The self-proclaimed biggest man-child on YouTube, the character ‘Ask Casper’ (org. Spørg Casper) is successful with his transgressive and self-exhibiting videos. But as the number of subscribers grow, so does Casper’s inner unease and memories of an upbringing with a dad with schizophrenia begin to surface. Over an eight-year period, we follow Casper and his growing internet fame as he tries navigating in the blurred lines between online and offline presence. Casper becomes a father but maybe never really an adult. “An honest story about finding your place in the fast-paced internet life that quickly becomes all-consuming. Running time: 01:12:06.
About the director: René Odgaard has a degree in multi media design and a BA in visual communication and philosophy. He's worked for many years on short films and TV-projects as director, photographer end editor. His latest short documentary “Roller Girls Beirut” (2020) was shown at Liverpool Film Festival, Rotterdam Independent Film Festival, Around International Film Festival, Marbella International Film Festival.