Eye on art – November 2020

Restored & Unseen: Black Girl & Borom Sarret | 3 Nov 19.15
Two early films by pioneer of African cinema Ousmane Sembène: both his feature film debut La noire de… (also known as Black Girl, 1966) and the short film Borom sarret  (also known as The Wagoner, 1963) are screened in new 4K restorations.

Salwa: Dubblaja |7 Nov 17.00
Dubblaja: mixing and re-recording new soundtracks to existing films. This evening, artists from the Salwa Foundation give a live performance of sound scores to silent films from the Eye collection. In doing so, they question the stereotypes of the silent figures on screen.

Green Revolutions | 10 Nov 19.15 & 21.30
What connects agricultural reform, biodiversity, and political upheaval in Lebanon and Syria? Screening of the poetic documentary Wild Relatives (2018) by Jumana Manna. With an introduction by Christian Henderson. 
In the next slot: Under the guise of documenting chicken farms, filmmaker Amiralay presents a scathing critique of the Syrian government in The Chickens. With an introduction by Wael Kadlo.

New Blood |27 Nov
Patricia Pisters presents her new book ‘New Blood in Contemporary Cinema: Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror’, followed by the screening of Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović, 2015). Murderous women, traumatized vampires, lusty witches, activist furies or female Frankensteins – all show that “new blood” is flowing through today’s cinema.

Out of the Bubble: Cinemini
Eye’s Cinemini opens especially for preschoolers and their parents. Every Sunday morning (except for the summer holiday period), children aged 2 to 6 are treated to a film, followed by experiments with light and shadow in small play tents.