September 19–22, 2019
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Busójáráskor, Anna Raffay & Janós Lestár, 1959, Hungary, 17'
The Cat, Zlatko Bourek, 1971, Yugoslavia/Italy, 10'
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari, Aleksey Fedorchenko, 2012, Russia, 106'
Fairy Ballet, Anna Biller, 1998, US, 11'
Hatsukoi, Mari Terashima, 1989, Japan, 22'
Impressions from Rustaveli, Nana Tchitchoua, 2001, Georgia/US, 14'
Un rêve plus long que la nuit, Niki de Saint Phalle, 1976, France, 75'
The Ring of King Koda, Moustapha Alassane, 1962, Niger, 24'
Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles, prod. Jethro Tull, 1973, UK, 7'
Strange Creatures, Cristóbal Léon & Cristina Sitja, 2019, Chile, 15'
When the Cat Comes, Vojtěch Jasný, 1963, Czechoslovakia, 100'
Fantastika examines the many innovative ways filmmakers have utilised fairytales, folktales and fables in their work over the past sixty years. Curated by BFMAF Associate Programmer Herb Shellenberger, the series is international in scope, with films ranging between a number of genres and forms including art house cinema, stylistic animation, experimental film, documentary and ethnography. Focusing on films which innovate in the sensual, visual and aural elements of cinema—production and set design, costumes and makeup, cinematography, sound and music—Fantastika is a surprising collection of strange, sensual and stirring films.
Un rêve plus long que la nuit + Hatsukoi
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari
When the Cat Comes