From The East
RABIH BEAINI & AGONA SHPORTA VS D'EST BY CHANTAL AKERMANFranceBelgium, 1993, 110 min, Colour
FROM THE EAST retraces a journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, from East Germany, across Poland and the Baltics, to Moscow. It is a voyage Chantal Akerman wanted to make shortly after the collapse of the Soviet bloc "before it was too late," reconstructing her impressions in the manner of a documentary on the border of fiction. DokuFest is happy to announce a collaboration with Berlin’s Kino Wolf, bringing to Kosovo a film-music-performance based on Chantal Akerman's D'Est, a film that defies any categorization. Lebanese electronic musician Rabih Beaini will investigate his specific approach to the film and work on a musical-performative concept along with our own Agona Shporta, for this very special live experience on August 08 at the Castle. The event is co-curated with Luca Borkowsky, artistic co-director of Howling Wolf: Festival for Film-Music-Performance, currently running till end of July at Wolf Kino in Berlin.
Producer:François Le Bayon
Cinematography:Bernard DelvilleRémon Fromont
Editing:Claire Atherton Agnès Bruckert
Sound:Thomas Gauder Pierre Mertens
Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), The Meetings of Anna (1978) and A Couch in New York (1996). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
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