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Nina Menkes’s The Bloody Child (1996) was inspired by the true story of a Gulf War veteran in California who killed his pregnant wife and was found by fellow marines while digging her grave in the desert. From this narrative fragment, Menkes crafts a formally daring and entrancing film about gendered violence and feminine haunting. This screening is the UK premiere of a new restoration of this essential work of 1990s US independent cinema.
ALTIPLANO (2018) by Montreal-based Chilean filmmaker Malena Szlam accentuates the otherworldliness of the Atacama Desert through the use of superimposition, flicker and pixelation techniques, fusing night with day, sun with moon, earth with sky. A vast plateau in the Andean mountains dominated by active volcanoes, the region has been intensively mined for its nitrate reserves, displacing many communities.
A specially commissioned essay by Alice Blackhurst accompanies the screening.
Part of the ICA 75th Anniversary Season
Wed, 26 Oct 2022
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