Long Story Shorts, Berlin, July 25, 2019
Bankok International Film festival Sighns of the Night, Taiwan, 22 – 30 June
ART FILM FEST KOSICE, Slovakia, 14 – 22 th June.
Section: Love & Anarchy (a representative sample of independent cinematic trends)
THE ANIMAL THAT THEREFORE I AM
Jacques Derrida began his legendary ten-hour lecture at the 1997 Cerisy Conference by thematizing the moment when he, or a person, is the object of an animal’s gaze, thus taking up a critique of Heidegger’s distinction between humans and animals. “The first third is predominated by internal monologue (grounded in quotes from Derrida’s text) and images of the gazes of four creatures: a person, a dog/wolf, a rabbit and, finally, an eagle. In the second third, a dramatic conflict arises between these animals, one which is informed by a study of their actions. The animals divide themselves into predators and prey; the rabbit becomes the hunted, but the woman saves him by catching the wolf. Subsequently the woman’s actions find expression in playing the guitar: could this represent a search for harmony? Harmony and balance are established in the third part: the eagle is released from the studio; the dog stops chasing the rabbit. And the woman speaks of a new level of mutual acceptance between living creatures.” (Juraj Oniščenko, philosopher)
Asolo Art Film Festival, created in 1973 as a detachment of the Venice Biennale, Italy, 20 – 23 June.
Official selection: THE ANIMAL THAT THEREFORE I AM
—————————————————————————————————–BUCHAREST SHORTCUT CINEFEST, Romania, 24 th May 2019.
Yeahh: ‘BEST ARTHOUSE FILM’ for THE ANIMAL THAT THEREFORE I AM. Thank you Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2019!
STOCKHOLM FILMFEST, Sweden, 11-12 th May
‘The animal that therefore I am’, nominated for
“Best Arthouse Film”
EXPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
12th May, 20:30 Moviemento
screening THE ANIMAL THAT THEREFORE I AM
Programme together with ‘SWEDISH CANDY, SOME VIOLENCE AND A BIT OF CAT’ by Ester Martin Bergsmark 2018 Sweden 45′
5th May, 22:00 PM Lichtburg Filmpalast Star Oberhausen: The animal that therefore I am, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. International Film Festival Oberhausen 2019
14 April , 19:15 PM Cinema The Movies Dordrecht: The animal that therefore I am prior to the feature film The White Crow ‘The white crow’, directed by Ralph Fiennes based on the true story of RUDOLF NUREYEV (performance Sergei Polunin)
still The animal that therefore I am
27 February, OFFSCREEN, WORM, Rotterda
Off Screen #1 2019 – woensdag 27 februari 20:15 u
In the February edition two IFFR world premiere films:
Vinyl junkies, a hypervibrous film by Elsbeth van Noppen about vinyl collectors, The animal that therefore I am by Bea de Visser, a poetic film about what the animal sees when you see it, and we show Consortium Frankemaheerd, an unpolished film by Hans Wilschut about the disappearance of a building. The makers enter into conversation with Christiaan van Schermbeek and Marieke van der Lippe.
6 February, THE MOVIES, Dordrecht
CineFiliaal 6 febr .: At Eternity’s Gate + movie ‘The animal that therefore I am’ at Cinema The Movies, Dordrecht, 8:30 PM
From Art: At Eternity’s Gate + pre-film.
Another biopic about Vincent van Gogh. A rendition of Willem Dafoe with an Oscar nomination in the direction of Julian Schnabel.
Prior the film by the Dordrecht filmmaker Bea de Visser: ‘The Animal that therefore I am’.
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