The ICA teams up with the The London Short Film Festival and the Zodiac Film Club to present a series of phantasmagorical films venturing into the furthest reaches of dreams, mystic visions and surreal landscapes.
This genre-spanning selection of shorts by filmmakers from across the globe features sensory explorations of metaphysical dream worlds, dark fantasies and the materiality of crystals, glass, glitter as the elements that create visual magic and wonderment. This indulgent visual feast plays upon elements of traditional surrealist cinema, the gothic, Soviet fairytale films, half-remembered childhood oddities and psychedelic curiosities, merging stories of transfiguration, dressing-up and glittering flights of fancy into a dreamlike succession of images – from the sickly-sweet to the subversive.
The screening will be introduced by Dr Felicity Gee, Senior Lecturer in Modernism and World Cinema at the University of Exeter and the author of Magic Realism, World Cinema and the Avant-Garde.
Content warning: mention of abuse, rape, sexual violence, violence, bloody imagery, mention of bestiality.
Sat, 30 Jul 2022
£13 Full, £11 Concessions, £6.50 Green/Blue Members
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.
Red Members gain unlimited access to all exhibitions, films, talks, performances and Cinema 3.
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