SCREENING OF 'LE FORT DES FOUS' + Q&A WITH NARIMANE MARI
12 OCTOBER 2017
CINEMA A, 5.15PM
“Narimane is a force of nature. Her films take you by surprise. You embark on mesmerizing flows of images and sound, and suddenly, you fall back on bare reality. She captures the extraordinary where most people don’t see it.” - Award-winning curator, Catherine Sicot
The London Film School is thrilled to present an exclusive screening of the documentary LE FORT DES FOUS, in conjunction with Unifrance and the evening’s special guest, director Narimane Mari.
Narimane Mari is an award-winning French-Algerian producer and director, known for BLOODY BEANS (2013), LE FORT DES FOUS (2017), and ROUNDABOUT IN MY HEAD (2015), amongst others. Mari took top prize at Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, winning the CPH:DOX Award for BLOODY BEANS in 2013.
LE FORT DES FOUS was an Official Selection at Toronto Film Festival and the 70th Locarno International Film Festival, where it was featured in the Concorso Cineasti del Presente (Filmmakers of the Present) competition section. Mari will be joining us at LFS for a special screening and Q&A in the midst of the buzzing London Film Festival line-up.
About LE FORT DES FOUS: “Departing from material records of the early colonial scientific expeditions and taming campaigns led by the French colonizers in North Africa, the story follows a community of young nomads and wanderers as they form an imagined utopian society in response to imperialist rule. Reenactments, improvisations, and interviews performed and conducted with the inhabitants of Algiers, Kythira Island, and the Prosfygika community in Athens inform this work as instances of alternative temporality and autonomous space that reflects on the displacement and re-appropriation of the telling of history and re-activates memories as resistance strategies.”
The evening will be moderated by Dan Lawson.
All staff and students are welcome to join us in Cinema A, starting at 5:15pm.
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
Les fort des fous Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2OScHSviGM