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Berg + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A black and white landscape of a stony mountain range. The shadows create a layer of dark grey over the bright light reflecting off smooth stone
Berg, dir. Joke Olthaar, The Netherlands 2021, 81 min., Hungarian, Croatian & Czech with English subtitles, 12A

Berg follows the stories of the stones, rocks and peaks of a vast mountain landscape. Stark black and white images and a minimalistic ambient soundtrack draw the viewer into a vibrant, cinematic experience. Just as all sense of scale is lost amidst this raw and primal trip across the panorama of the mountains, we see three small human figures – hikers tackling the peak. Following their journey throughout the film, against rising and hanging fog, thunderstorm and falling rain, we experience first-hand the overwhelming power of nature and the insignificance of man within it.

This is the first feature film by Joke Olthaar. Fascinated by the way people move physically in different lives, she follows their movements closely, trying to bring her audience to another state of mind.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Joke Olthaar.
04:30 pm
Sun, 14 May 2023
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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