Thursday 01.06.17, 21:00
Beat Film Festival: Action Point. Stockholm, my love (Screenings)

A brief history of Swedish modern architecture, transformed into a confessional monologue 












English (with Russian subtitles)

On the eve of the movie ‘Stockholm, my love’ premiere its author, an Irish experimental director, curator and film critic Mark Cousins wrote an open letter - to eternity. His addressee was Ingmar Bergman: Mark accuses him of dislike of the Swedish capital, since the city used to be represented so rarely in the works of the great Scandinavian. Cousins tries to fill this gap with his own ode to Stockholm making a kind of city symphony, which is ‘sung’ by Swedish singer Neneh Cherry under the close attention of the legendary Christopher Doyle’s camera. Neneh Cherry plays Afro-Swedish architect Alma, suffering from depression due to a recent traumatic experience, which she can not forget. Insomnia gives her an opportunity to be alone with the morning city filled with the past.

Before the screening there will be a discussion ‘City soundscape: rhythms in the architecture’. Musician Anton Masceliade and head of the Center for Urban Anthropology of Strelka KB will talk about the way, how different cities sound and how the audiovisual landscape participates in the formation of the image and mood of the place.

The discussion starts at 21:00, the screening will be held at 22:00.

The event will be held in the framework of the urban program of Strelka Institute and Beat Film Festival – ‘Action Point’. It is a series of documentary film screenings about cities and people who change them.


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