An Evening of Short Film with Ali Smith

Short films selected by Ali Smith

a screening as part of the Swedenborg Film Festival 2017 with Ali Smith

INTRODUCED BY ALI SMITH

16 November 2017 | 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start | Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | Free admission (but book in advance)

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An evening of historic and contemporary short films, curated by Ali Smith.

  • Agnes Varda, a selection from the series Une minute pour une image (1983, 10 mins)
  • Joris Ivens & Mannus Franken, La Pluie (1929, 12 mins) 
  • René Clair, Paris qui dort (1924, 35 mins) 
  • Jean Vigo, À Propos de Nice (1930, 22 mins)
  • Sarah Wood, I Want to be a Secretary (2006, 12 mins) 
  • Douglas Hickox, Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (1969, 27 mins)

THE 2017 SWEDENBORG FILM FESTIVAL explores the theme of 'dreams', with a season of iconic features and visionary shorts chosen by the writer Ali Smith. With free admission, screenings take place in grade-II-listed Swedenborg Hall at the heart of Bloomsbury.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and one of today's most significant and original storytellers, Smith has curated a season of films – from rarely seen cinematic masterpieces to contemporary artist shorts – all questioning boundaries between imagination and reality, performance and identity. Smith is also guest judge of the annual Swedenborg Short Film competition, featuring international artists with new moving image works responding to the theme of 'dreams'. The festival will conclude with the screening of the 2017 shortlist and Smith's announcement of the winner. 

AN EVENING OF SHORT FILMS WITH ALI SMITH | 16 Nov | Running order

Agnes Varda,Une minute pour une image: Lilliane de Kermadec, ‘Tournage de “Cléo de 5 à7” ‘(1983, 1 min 43) 

Joris Ivens & Mannus Franken,La Pluie(1929, 12 mins). Music L Lchtveld (1932). 

Agnes Varda,Une minute pour une image: Marc Granger, ‘Femme Algerienne’(1983, 1 min 52). 

René Clair,Paris qui dort(1924, 35 mins).

Agnes Varda,Une minute pour une image: Juan Functuberta, ‘Auto Portrait. Barcelone’(1983, 1 min 46). 

Jean Vigo,À Propos de Nice (1930, 22 mins).

Agnes Varda,Une minute pour une image: Nurith Aviv, ‘Janvier 1983’(1983, 1 min 47).

Sarah Wood,I want to be a Secretary(2006, 12 mins). 

Agnes Varda,Une minute pour une image: Bill Greene, ‘Quincy, Mass.’(1983, 1 min 42).

Douglas Hickox,Les Bicyclettes de Belsize(1969, 27 mins).