Lecturer Laida Lertxundi film screening at the

13th Film Days Dionysian

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The World Ends in a Dream

6-12 February 2013

Les Journées Cinématographiques Dionysiennes, Paris, France

In this new century, the idea of disaster, exhaustion, finitude mark our societies. Economic, political and social upheavals ecological ... Faced with these multiple crises and not give way to gloom or anguish, how to rethink the future and envision a new world?

Since its inception, cinema projected on the big screen fears about the collective future of humanity and the sense of individual existence. Planetary destruction or collapse intimate films raise questions for last: what world after the chaos? Value decomposition, destruction of life, final end? Or desire for a new deal?

From "The End of the World" by Abel Gance to "Post Tenebras Lux" Carlos Reygadas, of "Bye Bye Monkey" by Marco Ferreri in "Cosmopolis" directed by David Cronenberg, of "A Talking Picture" Manoel de Oliveira "Film Socialisme" Jean-Luc Godard, "H Story" by Nobuhiro Suwa in "The Land Of Hope" Sion Sono, FOR WORLDS * provides, through classic films, unpublished, or previews, and number of meetings attended by filmmakers, philosophers, journalists, critical and pluralistic approach to the topic.

Programming is possible in partnership with Vertigo, film magazine, which number 43, Summer 2012, Titled Fines de Mondes.


Laida Lertxundi's Film Screenings are part of the The World Ends in a Dream events of the Fins de Mondes

The World Ends in a Dream was curated by by Ben Russell
with films by Jordan Belson, Tony Conrad, Ben Rivers, Jonathan Schwartz and more.

Screening on Tuesday, February 12th, 7:00 pm

The Room Called Heaven
Laida Lertxundi, 2012, 11min, 16mm, color, sound

American plains and high altitudes assembled in a B-roll structure take us to a place of sounds*. Plans américains show color and temperature shifts while an emotional room tone is sustained for the length of a 400ft camera roll.

*Vision: Sound on Screen, Michel Chion.

Related Link:
Lecturer Laid Lertxundi: http://visarts.ucsd.edu/~gd4/faculty/laida-lertxundi

For more information on Laida Lertxundi’s films, please visit: http://laidalertxundi.net

Image courtesy of Artist Laida Lertxundi