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Guy Maddin's early masterpiece takes place in a 19th-century Alpine village where the wary residents --adult, child and animal!--must speak softly and tread lightly lest they cause an avalanche. But sexual frenzies teem in this world of repression, setting off…
Cowards Bend The Knee
Adapted from a ten-part peephole installation, COWARDS BEND THE KNEE is "jam-packed with enough kinetically photographed action to seem like a never-ending cliffhanger. Set in a shadow-suffused hockey arena and a Mabuse-like beauty salon-slash-abortion clinic, the plot drips with Grecian…
Mecanix
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
In this fairytale with characters as scary as the worst nightmare, we enter an unknown world. Mecanix tells the story of another world, where the last human beings are forced to be the slave of strange creatures that rule the…
Cinema of Ruins - The Films of Solomon Nagler
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas presents the short film anthology of Canadian artist Solomon Nagler. This collection contains the complete anthology, as well as recent cinematic works of Solomon Nagler. Clip #1: "Notes on Gesture" - Clip #2: "Fugue Nefesh"…
8 videos
A Rebours
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas presents this transgressive short film compilation. Conceived by the underground film society Cinema Abattoir, the A Rebours short film anthology convey the spectator side of experimental and avant-garde cinema. Clip #1: "Man Spricht Deutsh" -…
12 videos
Etienne O'Leary - Films 1966-1968
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas anthology presents the complete works of Quebec filmmaker Etienne O'Leary. Pillar of the underground and initiator of a new movie language, the evanescent and glowing pictures of O 'Leary films shows us many compatriots: such…
3 videos
Listen to the City
I see a new world. Do you see it? If you listened to the city back in 1984, here's what it told you: there are dark days coming, and the only way to survive them is by being rich. "…
Jelena's Song
Jelena's Song is an elegantly structured visual and sonic poem about the transformative power that emerges from an artist's journey through memory and the rituals of everyday life. Like memory itself, the film gathers fragments of images, freeze frames, faded…
HA'Aki
H'Aki is a short abstract-impressionist film in which the animation and the music were made simultaneously in an organic process of symbiotic creativity. Filmmaker Iriz Paabo tells the highly subjective story of a complete hockey game using a new cinematic…
Contre-Oeil (Cross Eye)
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas presents Cross-Eye , an anthology of Quebec and Canadian experimental film and video art (1960-2011) . From surrealist refractions to punk and dissident factions, the anthology brings together a unique collection of avant-garde movie works.…
14 videos
Incarnation: Short Films Anthology
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
Conceived by the underground film society Cinema Abattoir, the Incarnation short films anthology is a gem of contemporary experimental and avant-garde cinema. Filmmakers from different countries and generations meets in this anthology dedicated to the lyrical side of cinema. A…
Lipsett Diaries
Lipsett Diaries is a descent into the maelstrom of anguish that tormented famed Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett, who died prematurely at age 49. Taking the form of a diary, this animated film by Theodore Ushev charts the meanderings of…
Forming Game
Instructions: Open box. Unfold board. To begin play, place any shape on the board and interact with it with your hands. A series of forms will unfold. They may seem familiar or suggest a hidden order. Try to influence the…
Nightmare at School
Who hasn't felt apprehensive at the thought of starting high school? This is the central theme of this short animated film. Playing on imagination and humour, the director offers viewers a thought-provoking piece dealing with the transition that young people…
Ruins Rider
Filmed in the lost territories of the Balkans, RUINS RIDER portrays the secret ruins that triggered trances over the past centuries. Using an array of hypnotic pulsating flickers, filmmaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt conceived an explosive kinetic experience. Accompanied by a powerful…