Day Two at 25 FPS: Private Lives and Funeral Parade of Roses

Day two at the 25 FPS Festival features two competition sections, an exploration of personal archives in the Private Lives section curated by jury member Maria Palacios Cruz and Funeral Parade of Roses in Kino 23.

​The anti-war film-video game hybrid How to Disappear by the Total Refusal collective is the first candidate for this year’s Audience Award, and today’s competition includes two other potential winners in this category. At 6pm join us for the Competition 2: Wanderings, a selection of six films whose authors roam around beaches, forests and memories. The line-up includes films by Milica Jovčić (Cleaning), Renata Poljak (Porvenir) and Rainer Kohlberger (There must be some kind of way out of here).

At 8pm we’ll be watching Competition 3: Frames, six films juxtaposing tradition and contemporaneity, market and inspiration, to explore the very concept of art. Bulgarian filmmaker Veneta Androva will speak about her film From My Desert.

The day begins at 4pm with Jury’s Choice: Private Lives, curated by María Palacios Cruz, the Spanish film curator, writer and lecturer, one of this year’s jury members. The five films in this programme are concerned with the intersection between private lives and public narratives. They deal with family archives, found footage and diaries, examined from different social and political points of view. The programme guest is Scottish filmmaker Rebecca Jane Arthur, presenting her film Liberty: An Ephemeral Statute.

In the evening we’re going to Kino 23, a programme of feature films which are not necessarily experimental, but they foster an avant-garde disposition in their aesthetic, dramaturgy or view of the world. This year we screen Funeral Parade of Roses, a kaleidoscopic masterpiece by director Toshio Matsumoto from 1969, one of the most subversive and memorable films of the decade. One of the key pieces of the Japanese new wave and queer film, cited by Stanley Kubrick as a direct influence on his dystopian classic The Clockwork Orange (1971). At the festival we’re screening a 4K restored film from the original 35mm negative and sound elements.

Note: tickets for each screening need to be booked via the Entrio system, as one of the precautions introduced because of the epidemiological situation. More details about other steps can be found here.

See you at 25 FPS!

Photos: Funeral Parade of Roses, Cleaning, There must be some kind of way out of here, Liberty: An Ephemeral Statute