IMMA + IFI: What We Call Love
IMMA is delighted to be partnering with the Irish Film Institute on a weekend programme of films selected to respond to our current exhibition What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now. The selected films reflect how the surrealist tradition has incorporated themes of love into their experimental works; from the early days of cinema to the present.
This special weekend programme includes a Saturday double bill in original 35mm, and a contemporary work on Sunday in Digital HD.
Film Series Programme Details
Saturday 23 January 2016, 1.30pm, IFI
A short talk from Rachel Thomas (Head of Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces this film series in the context of the IMMA exhibition; What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now. This will be followed by a Double Bill on 35mm:
Dir: Jean Genet, 1950, 26 minutes, B&W, 35mm
This silent film directed by political and radical gay icon Jean Genet, presents a passionate relationship between inmates, separated from each other by prison walls. A revolutionary vision of emancipation through sensuality, Genet’s only film is a milestone in LGBT filmmaking.
Dir: Luis Buñuel, 1930, 63 minutes, B&W, 35mm
In a series of thematically linked vignettes, a couple’s attempts at consummating their relationship are continually thwarted by the bourgeois values and mores of their society. Collaborating with Salvador Dali, Louis Bunuel experimental feature is a classic of the surrealist movement.
Sunday 24 January 2016, 1.30pm, IFI
Dir: Jonathan Glazer, 2013, 108 minutes, Colour, Digital
An alien has landed in Glasgow. Taking the form of a woman, she drives around the city luring lonely or lecherous men to a grim fate. Social realism and science fiction meld to startling effect in Jonathan Glazer’s hugely inventive third feature, a mesmerising audio visual experience with Scarlett Johansson perfectly cast as the unknowable, predatory being.