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Sat 20 April, 6pm: Mascara 28

Sat 20 April, 6pm: Mascara 28

For the 28th iteration of Mascara Film Club we will focus on imperfect narrators, child's play and the dead-ends of language.
Sat 20 April, 8pm: Samsara

Sat 20 April, 8pm: Samsara

In Buddhist philosophy, the word “samsara” refers to the nature of life as a cycle of deaths and rebirths. It is this process that Lois Patiño evokes to breath-taking effect in Samsara, a film with a triptych structure that follows a soul from the body of Mon (Simone Milavanh), an elderly woman in Laos, and later into the form of a baby goat in Zanzibar.
Sun 21 April, 4.30pm: A Grin Without a Cat

Sun 21 April, 4.30pm: A Grin Without a Cat

At turns mordant and mournful, A Grin Without a Cat uses an extraordinary range of source material – newsreels, propaganda films and Marker’s own footage – to construct a polyphonic, immersive and critical history of political struggle.
Sun 21 April, 8pm: Misunderstood

Sun 21 April, 8pm: Misunderstood

Director Luigi Comenicini captures the innocence and carefree moments of youth alongside the agonising feelings of grief, creating one of the finest films about childhood, one which can stand alongside The 400 Blows, The Spirit of the Beehive and L'enfance nue.

Calendar

Sun 21 Apr 4:30pm
A Grin Without a Cat
Sun 21 Apr 8:00pm
Misunderstood
Thu 25 Apr 8:30pm
Losing Ground + GAMA
Fri 26 Apr 6:15pm
Absent Forces
Fri 26 Apr 8:30pm
The Soldier’s Lagoon
Sat 27 Apr 2:00pm
The Diagonal Force
Sat 27 Apr 6:00pm
In Focus : Simon Liu 2