Directors Lounge (and otherwise) luminary Alexei Dmitriev (RU) has just been to Gorizia, Italy to the UN FILM PER LA PACE (A Film For Peace) Festival to accept the “Premio Speciale Miglior Film sul Disarmo” (Special Award for the Best Film on Disarmament). His black and white short “Hermaneutics” (2012) shares the distinction with “Picnic” (Gerardo Herado, ES, 2010). Congratulations from all at Team DL!

Urban Research Selection 2010
Screening at
PAm Festival in Senigallia, Italy
08 July 2010, at 20:00

Via Gherardi 30 – Senigallia

urban research selection | urban interference and the city’s symbols

The success of modern cities as social entities is connected with the liability of relative security and trust in the social contract between citizens. As Jan Philippe Reemtsma states: “If I happen to drop into a violent situation, I will neither be made responsible for not being armed, nor for having failed to defend myself.” (memory-quoted). Although this unwritten contract is part of the production of modernity, urban identity, myths and symbols often tell about violent situations. Therefore, films talking about urban symbols often deal with the uncanny, with the precarious balance between the violence of law enforcement and violent social decay.

On the other hand, with urban interventions, artists try to play a more active role in society . Some artists see themselves as “political activist” and try to change politics and society; others just try to reach a different, more divers audience; or, they like to reach out for a seemingly impossible dream. All of them, however, share visions and ideas about urban life. And those inspirations may be infectious!
Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr


Elsewhereness: Yokohama 2008 -*- Anders Weberg SW
Zwischenzeit 2008 -*- Mischa Leinkauf + Mathias Wermke DE
Seven After Eleven 2008 -*- Christina McPhee US
Buda -*- Beatriz + Carlos Matiella MX
Sintia -*- Jose Matiella+Ivan Meza MX
Amusement Park 2001 -*- Pilvi Takala FI
Jalkeilla Taas (Up And About Again) 2009 -*- Maarit Suomi-Väänänen FI
Drive 2003 -*- Elena Näsänen FI
Drive! 2008 -*- Elham Rokni IL
Easy Rider2006 -*- Pilvi Takala FI
Simulacro 2005 -*- Hector Falcon MX
Play Ground 2009 -*- Rinat Edelstein IL
Night Meter 2000 -*- Yaron Lapid UK
Interception 2007-2009 -*- Roch Forowicz PL
Stormwater / Estanque de tormentas 2009 -*- Tom Skipp ES

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