NFTS MA student Emily Wright presents a season dedicated to exploring how faith, myth & belief have shaped the landscape & the experience of those who live within it, at Close-Up (10 to 16 DEC 2021).
Submitted by Emily Wright
- THE EDGE OF BELIEF curated by Emily Wright
- 10 to 16 DEC 2021 // Various Times // Close-Up
- BOOKING NOW!
Curated as part of the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School, THE EDGE OF BELIEF is a collection of feature-length and short films that explores how faith, myth and belief have shaped the landscape and the experience of those who live within it, often foretelling disasters to come.
The programme invites viewers to ponder the ways in which our society dwells between past and future catastrophes: from the precarious relationship forged between a village and its volcano, to a community in the highlands of Lesotho threatened with resettlement to make way for a dam, to a suite of parables on disaster and dispossession in the American mid-west.
This four-part programme culminates with the UK première of Rhayne Vermette’s STE. ANNE, an allegorical reclamation of land through personal, symbolic, and historical sites across Treaty 1 Territory, the heartland of the Métis Nation. Diverse in form, geography and voice, these are films in which memories of the future and fragments of the past converge; films that provoke questions on how to orientate ourselves in an unstable world.
- THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION d. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019 + Short: SPIRITS & ROCKS: AN AZORIAN MYTH d. Aylin Gökmen, 2020 (10 DEC 20:15).
- Short Films Part 1 + Part 2 (12 DEC 18:00).
- THE ILLINOIS PARABLES + SENSEMAYÁ d. Deborah Stratman, 2016 + Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, 2021 (15 DEC 20:15).
- STE. ANNE d. Rhayne Vermette, 2021 (16 DEC 20:15).
Emily Wright presents THE EDGE OF BELIEF at Close-Up (10 to 16 DEC 2021).
ALSO BOOKING NOW…
DISCOVER MORE FILM // SUPPORT INDIE CINEMA // REVIVE THE DARK
RADIANT CIRCUS is powered by monthly subscribers. Get great rewards & help #ReviveTheDark. JOIN US!
*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.