IMAGE MATTERS50 min. 30 April at 18.30 followed by Q & A
Directed and produced by Rozy Sarkis
Inspired by the bizarre world she witnessed around her while growing up in a wealthy village in war-torn Lebanon, Rozy Sarkis’s documentary Image Matters explores the country’s culture of cosmetic surgery. The film focuses in particular on popular Lebanese soap opera actress Marinelle’s quest to resist the effects of aging by transforming her face. As she struggles with the dangers of the operation and the complications that ensue, the background features a hub of female family members, each riddled with their own anxieties about their appearance. This family drama plays out against a broader backdrop of considerable social upheaval and instability.
The fascinating Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, one of the UK’s biggest cinema research collections, is in Exeter and this past weekend it hosted the Puny Gods Cinema event. This was a kind of mini festival, a one dayer with two film rooms, discussions, screenings (of course) and film maker talks. And cake.
We screened Taking Over the king’s Land to an appreciative audience, and saw some great films, including a stylish feature shot for only £1500 (their estimate).
June 7 is the opening of the Sheffield DocFest and Taking Over the King’s Land will be there! It will screen in the festival Videotheque where it will be available to all delegates. After the festival it will remain available online to delegates for 90 days., So if you’re going to Sheffield please check it out!
I will be tweeting and blogging about the festival so do stay tuned in 😉
June 01 sees a screening for Taking Over the King’s Land in Exeter, Devon!
The film will be playing at PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is one of the UK’s largest collection of material related to the moving image and has strong links with the BFI. There will be a great selection of award winning films screening and a selection of talks by film-makers and film studies academics from the University of Exeter.
This is going to be really fun. More details coming