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"To fulfill its vocation, the garden must arouse the wonderful" Hölderlin
To accompany the arrival of Spring, The Film-Maker's Coop presents a program of four films on gardens with the filmmaker and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol, who will be present. Most of the films are silent and inhabited by "something, like a music, that crosses the space and the silence so dense: hardly more than a vibration, produced perhaps by the secret energy of the leaves, flowers and branches delivered of all constraints, a flux." (Marco Martella)
Walter Benjamin said in 1927 that "the imaginary reflections of things fall clattering to the ground, they are the accordion-folded leaves of an album called the dream".
The selection of films focuses on mysteries, the ineffable and springtime, with five women directors from both sides of the ocean: Marie Menken and MM Serra (USA), and Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Ute Aurand and Bärbel Freund (Germany).
This program is suitable for children ages 6 and up, as well as to all interested adults.
Babylone, Marie-Pierre Bonniol (France, 2018, 1', digital file), North American premiere
Silent garden, MM Serra (USA, 2021, 8mm), 3 minutes
Glimpse of a garden, Marie Menken (USA, 1957, 5', 16 mm film)
Im Garten, Ute Aurand and Bärbel Freund (Germany, 2002, 29', digital copy), USA premiere