A Nos Amours are launching a new blog designed as a space for debate around film and film spectatorship and are currently looking for interesting contributions to fuel discussion.
A Nos Amours are looking for both regular and one-off contributors for the A Nos Amours Blog. We would like to hear from a range of voices including academics, film-makers, writers and anybody else with an interesting and informed perspective on film and cinema.
The Blog is designed to be a curated, but very open, space for debate. Its objectives are to spark discussion around under-exposed and over-looked films and to explore the potentials of alternative models of film spectatorship.
There is no house style or format to follow. In fact, contributors are encouraged to be experimental.The blog will be edited by Adam Roberts, Joanna Hogg (the founders of A Nos Amours) and Ella Harris (a Cultural Geographer investigating pop-up cinema).
To submit, or for more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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screening # 13
ICA Cinema Thursday 30th May, 7.00pm
Fred Kelemen, Bela Tarr’s cinematographer, ally and collaborator, has made films that Susan Sontag singled out as a beacons of artistic purpose and wonder. Frost, from 1997/99, is the film that almost died at birth as producer and film-maker fell out, surviving now as a lone 16mm print, A Nos Amours is delighted to bring this astonishing, forlorn work to London.
“Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father… During their one week odyssey through frozen Germany , mother and son meet people which offer them shelter… crushed by their own poverty, or dominated by their feelings of being lost, these people just hurt them deeper and they can be nothing else than stations of their continuous escape” (www.fredkelemen.com).
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screening # 14
Curzon Renoir, Thursday 13th June, 7.30pm
A Nos Amours has explored Tarkovsky’s film output in reverse: Stalker, then Mirror and now Solaris. Solaris takes a novel about a scientific mission to solve a mystery and transmutes it into something else: just as his alien planet can materialise dreams and memories, this film becomes a creature of Tarkovky’s distinctive authorship - pace and aesthetics foregrounding environment and place rather than plot or narrative. Protagonists reflect, philosophise, seek an understanding. They come to terms with psychological facts rather than make choices. There are no monsters from any ‘beyond’ here: the truths Tarkovsky and his crew discover are folded from life and regret and consciousness itself. As the French symbolist painter Odilon Redon recommended: "place the visible at the service of the invisible”.
A Nos Amours presents a 35mm screening of Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972). We are delighted that the film will be introduced by Will Self - novelist, essayist, journalist.
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A Nos Amours is a collective founded by film-makers Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts dedicated to programming over-looked, under-exposed or especially potent cinema. A Nos Amours is a moveable feast that goes wherever and whenever opportunities arise. A Nos Amours invites film-makers and others to advocate and present films that they admire or would like to see on a big screen. A Nos Amours believes in the value of watching film as a shared experience.