“A FIDAI FILM” AT ATELIER 105 RESIDENCY
November 2022
︎︎︎Light Cone – Distribution, Exhibition and Conservation of Experimental Film, Paris

The participation of A Fidai Film has been announced as one of the selected projects for the second session of 2022 of the Atelier 105 Lauréats residency program.

︎︎︎https://lightcone.org/en/news-768-laureats-de-la-deuxieme-session-2022?fbclid=IwAR1-kn-MjKl84kInduBBcPk-aqk5qcx2C-P0XXzymRVdAmohv_VfO2oFzKw&fs=e&s=cl

“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
September 30th to October 09th 2022
︎︎︎Black Canvas – Festival De Cine Contemporaneo, Mexico City

Paradiso, XXXI, 108 has been selected for the Beyond the Canvas Competition during the 6th edition of Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival, taking place in Mexico City.

︎︎︎https://blackcanvasfcc.com/EN/film/65

“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
September 27th to October 02nd 2022
︎︎︎BIEFF – Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

Culled from Israeli military propaganda materials from the ‘60s and ‘70s, Paradiso, XXXI, 108 regards (with irony) towards a “cinematic self-portrait of men playing war”, to quote its author. Kamal Aljafari works here with a network of intertextual quotations – Sebald, Borges, Alighieri, themselves also “found” by the author – to create a conceptual counterpoint to the (fictional – what we see are exercises) images on the screen: “was then Your image like the image I see now?” (Dante). Like in Unusual Summer (2020), the filmmaker uses extradiegetic sound as a means of fictionalization (Silent Night, Handel’s Sarabande), proving his position as one of the most important found footage filmmakers of the moment.
︎︎︎Flavia Dima

︎︎︎https://bieff.ro/en/film/paradiso-xxxi-108-2/

“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
September 16th 2022
︎︎︎CIFF – Camden International Film Festival, Points North Institute (USA)

Paradiso, XXXI, 108 will bee screened, also with live Q&A, during Camden International Film Festival, taking place at the Points North Institute.

︎︎︎https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/films/paradiso-xxxi-108addit/?parent=/films/?film_types=%5B%22Short%22%5D&shorts_blocks=%5B%22Protest%20Rhythms%20%22%5D


“A FIDAI FILM” AT FINAL CUT
September 03rd to 04th 2022
︎︎︎79th Biennale Cinema, Venice

A Fidai Film has been selected for Final Cut that will be taking place at the 79th Venice Film Festival.

︎︎︎www.labiennale.org/en/news/final-cut-venice-8-work-progress-films-have-been-selected

“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” WORLD PREMIERE
August 9th to 11th 2022
︎︎︎75 Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland

The short film Paradiso, XXXI, 108 will be premiered at Pardi di Domani: Concorso Corti d’Autore and is eligible as “Locarno Short Film Candidate” for the European Film Awards.

You may find all the screening dates and details at the link below.

︎︎︎www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/locarno75/program-75/ParadisoXXXI108
Kamal Aljafari
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