There should actually always be a supporting film at the cinema, but this tradition died out long ago. However, we are delighted to take up this tradition again with the apt Voor Film. The Exquisite Corpus pays tribute to Surrealist film and to the desires stoked by erotic cinema. In clear cut sequences from 60’s and 70’s feature films, amateur and porn flics and advertising, Tscherkassky composes a “wet” visual dream that soon, however, disintegrates into a flickering staccato of images: virtual magic from the trashcans of commercial cinema.
Cinema in the Western sense of the word does not exist in North Korea, it is more like a cinema of propaganda and The Reflection of Power. While the masses gloat over choreographed enforced conformity, Pyongyang is inundated by a red fluid. The end of a communist dream (or nightmare) or the start of a Paradies, which we all have visions of, but at least these visions should differ from each other. In the Name of the Repose also explores the collapse of systems and structures and their future reincarnation with a new, enhanced consciousness. As a real supporting film, we screen the world premiere of Dying on the Vine, the new film by Kevin B. Lee, winner of the Newcomer arte Award 2015.