UK PREMIERE Breathless Animals + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Breathless Animals, Dir. Lei Lei, USA 2019, 68 min., Mandarin with English subtitles

The first non-fiction feature from Chinese filmmaker Lei Lei – whose background is in experimental animation –revolves around an audio interview conducted with the director’s mother, who recounts her recollections of growing up in Maoist China. Her anecdotes are set against a collage of found footage and imagery collected from flea markets; enigmatic s visual detritus of a bygone era. Lei Lei processes these materials using analogue animation techniques, causing them to scuttle and skip across the frame. The subtle interplay between image and sound results in an evocation of the past which is as slippery and elusive as memory itself.
In Partnership with Edge of Frame.
02:15 pm
Sun, 08 Sep 2019
Cinema 1

£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.

This screening is followed by a Q&A with director Lei Lei hosted by Lilly Husbands, a lecturer in Animation and Visual Culture at Middlesex University.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

Red Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.