Kurant Divan & Cinema during TIFF

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During Tromsø International Film Festival we invite you to take part in an intimate and collective experience, in a cinema where seats have been replaced by one large divan. Three nights of unique screenings, each with films selected especially for the setting.

A collaboration between film curator Sarah Schipschack, artist and architect Håvard Arnhoff and Kurant.

Wednesday January 20th at 19:00

Inaudible footsteps /聴こえない足音
Rei Hayama, Japan, 2015, 4.3min, HD
Perhaps, I be able only to imagine something from those engraved pictures, if I was not there in physical. I may be can not describe true speed and the color of the feather of flight birds that quickly flown between the history and time. I even don't need a answer. In that sense, story will have no end. In the film 'Inaudible footsteps', it starts with footsteps of animals. It seems they are running to a forest along the film. But the color of light and simple landscape will gradually changed in everytime. "To being on the way to somewhere" is a story, and it prolongs the hem of stories. - Rei Hayama

The Sky on Location
Babette Mangolte, USA, 1982, 77min, 16mm
The film captures the mood of the landscape as in a Turner painting. The film attempts to construct a geography of the land from North to South, East to West and season-to-season through colors instead of maps. - B.Mangolte
Babette Mangolte is a french-american filmmaker. She also collaborated as cinematographer with Chantal Akerman, Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown and Sally Porter.

Thursday January 21st at 19:00

Kopfkino (mindfuck)
Lene Berg, Norway, 2013, 75min
Kopfkino (mindfuck) features a discussion between eight women, who are working in the S&M business, sitting at a long table in a theatrical space. While they exchange stories from their professional lives the camera remains in constant motion, shifting perspective without warning.
Kopfkino is an accumulation of stories from a world centered around power and sexuality, an arena where grownups play for real.

Friday January 22nd at 21:00

Phantom Nebula (+ short film)
Takashi Makino, Japan 2014, 52min, 16mm & 35mm to HD
The japanese filmmaker Takashi Makino is working with the (film)material itself in the tradition of abstract experimental films by superimposition and exposing several times. Makinos films are hypnotic and in a direct correspondence with your subconsciousness.