Close Up

1 - 10 December 2019: Deleuze’s Cinema: Movements in Time

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Close-Up is pleased to present the launch of Christopher Kul-Want’s book, Philosophers on Cinema, From Bergson to Badiou, A Critical Reader (Columbia University press) on Thursday, December 5th, 7pm - 8.30pm. Accompanying the launch Christopher has selected a programme of four films inspired by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s two seminal books: Cinema I: The Movement-Image and Cinema II: The Time-Image. Each of the selected films in the programme – Vampyr, Le Jour Se Lève, Rashomon and Chikamatsu Monogatari – possess an open and fluid sense of time. Defying narrative logic, the films’ intense formal affects subsume the time of the present into a myriad of temporal possibilities.

Discussing Deleuze’s philosophical thought with respect to cinema’s poetics of time, Christopher Kul-Want will introduce the films in the programme. Christopher is Course leader of the MRes in Art Theory and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins.

Vampyr
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932, 73 min
German with English subtitles
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Le Jour Se Lève
Marcel Carné, 1939, 93 min
French with English subtitles
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Rashomon
Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 88 min
Japanese with English subtitles
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Chikamatsu Monogatari
Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954, 102 min
Japanese with English subtitles
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Calendar

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Rashomon Monday 09.12.19 8:30 pm Book
Chikamatsu Monagatori Tuesday 10.12.19 8:30 pm Book