MONDAY 15 Jul. 2019
Communitism, Keramikou 28, Athens
Directed by Cinéma Fragile
Text & Music by Saint Octobre
Duration: 68 minutes
*** The screening will take place at the terrace of Communitism at the first floor, Kerameikou 28 ***
New Noum is a poetic retrospective of the Soviet then Russian nuclear activity in the Arctic between 1955 and 2016. It melts found footage, raw images, poetry and electro Arctic pulsating music in an atomic fusion for eyes and ears.
From 1955 and up to 2016.From the indigenous Nenets population’s forced evacuation from Novaya Zemlya in order to turn this vast arctic archipelago into a Closed Nuclear Polygon and up to 2016 when the Akademik Lomonosov is supposed to be launched in Saint Petersburg as the first of a series of floating nuclear power stations designed for the arctic industrial operationσ. In-between: life and icebreaker Lenin’s accidents, the building of icy new towns to welcome new power stations lost under the northern lights, storage zones given up to the night, the excessive detonation of Tsar Bomba or the sinking of submarine K-159. This movie is the encounter of two strong universes.
Director Biography – Cinéma Fragile
Katia Viscogliosi & Francis Magnenot work together since 2002. They directed experimental fictions, poetic essays, and documentaries. They create correspondances, multiply links between literature, poetry, cinema, and aim to make films as fragile as life. They recognize themselves in a poem by Blaise Cendrars : » When you play it fast, the life of a flower is Shakespearian » ( in L’ABC du cinéma ). And in much more things.
Their films have been screened in many international festivals such as :
Laceno d’Oro, (Avellino, Italy), Napoli film festival, Altofest (Napoli, Italy) Zebra Poetry film Award, Directors Lounge (Berlin), Visible verse (Vancouver), Cinemed Panorama Expérimental (Montpellier, France), Video art festival Miden (Kalamata, Athens), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), Sadho Poetry film festival (New Delhi), Cinéma de la littérature, Cinéma nouvelle génération (Lyon), Photosynthesis Media Arts Festival (San Francisco), Cortopotere Film Festival, Focus Sperimentale (Bergamo), Festival International du Film d’Art (FIFAP, Unesco, Paris)