Kran Film Collective

DECEMBER 2012

OPEN by Ivalo Frank @ Herstedvester Prison, Denmark On the 21st of December 2012, at 6:30PM. Q&A with the Director after the screening. Only for inmates, not public.

OPEN by Ivalo Frank @ The Psychiatric Unit R3, Århus University Hospital, Denmark On the 20th of December 2012, at 6:30PM. Q&A with the Director after the screening. Only for inmates, not public.

OPEN by Ivalo Frank @ The Greenland House Århus, Dalgas Avenue 52, 8000 Århus C, Denmark On the 19th of December 2012, at 7PM. Q&A with the Director after the screening.

NOVEMBER 2012

Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau in the program Words … Action curated by 98weeks @ Artissima Lido, Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, Torino – November 9th -11th 2012

Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau @ New Vision, CPH:DOX – November 1st -11th 2012. Get tickets here … CPH:DOX

OCTOBER 2012

Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau @ VI Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Festival – October 1st -6th 2012

Preview of the film Directing Dissent by Sophie Hamacher @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224October 4th 2012, 7:30 pm

SEPTEMBER 2012

Populus Tremula by Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida @ SCHELD’APEN festival, 6 – 13 September, Antwerpen

Premier of OPEN – a film by Ivalo Frank @ HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (DK). September 14th 2012 – January 6th 2013.

ECHOES & Faith, hope and Greenland at the Vestnordisk Kulturfestival, Reykjavik (IS). On the 5th of September 2012.Faith, Hope and Greenland is a documentary from 2009 by Ivalo Frank. The film is a poetic journey into the very hearts of the people of Greenland. Based upon interviews with leading representatives from the art-world including; film producer Mikisoq H. Lynge, visual artist Julie Edel Hardenberg, actress Makka Kleist and musician Peter Tuusi Motzfeldt ‘Tuumotz’ (whose music, along with songs from Nive Nielsen accompany the film), the four figures reveal their personal beliefs of what Greenland currently stands for and their dreams for a contemporary, Greenlandic society. Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music. Q&A with Director Ivalo Frank

JULY 2012

Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau @ Darb 1718, Kasr El Shame’ St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, Sunday 29th of July 2012, 9:00PM

Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau @ Cimatheque, 5th Floor, 19A Adly St, Downtown, Saturday 28th of July 2012, 9:00PM

Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau @ The Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, Friday 27th of July 2012, 9:00PM (The screening has been cancelled, statement will follow)

The Egyptian Museum,
Tahrir Square
Friday 27th of July 2012, 9:00PM

JUNE 2012

BOULEVARD d’YPRES + THE WAVE (film+ photo wall) by Sarah Vanagt and Katrien Vermeire at the Sydney Biennale, 27 June – 16 September 2012. In The Wave the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) opens and closes itself. In 2011 we placed a camera above the spot where nine victims were buried after their execution by Franco’s supporters in June 1939. On day one of the excavation, a digging crane gently loosened the top layer of soil, until the archaeologists came across a skull with a bullet hole. Then the archaeologists continued their work by hand. The skeletons appeared, then disappeared, as if a strong wind blew that removed the sand and uncovered death, a primal truth.

SARAH VANAGT: SCREENING + LECTURE at Humboldt University, Berlin (side program of the exhibition) 06.06.2012, 18h, Filmvorführung Sarah Vanagt: Boulevard d’Ypres (2010) mit anschließender Diskussion in Anwesenheit der Regisseurin, more

Kran Film is presenting screening June 22 & 23 8pm @ Bozar in Brussels a selection of films by its members produced from 2010. Out of 9 short films we are screening 7 Belgian premiers by filmmakers from Lebanon, USA, Egypt, Belgium and Denmark. The programme which will be on screen at BOZAR on 22 and 23 June is divided in two categories: documentary/narrative and art/experimental. Although different in approach, all the films in a critical way observe social, political and cultural actualities and their local expressions in Greenland, UK and Armenia, either in Alexandria, Brussels and Cairo, touching upon issue of memory, otherness, migration, art, economy and personal history. For more information on the program http://kranfilm.net/screenings/programming/

June 23rd 8pm
1. The Corridor (Brussels premiere) by Sarah Vanagt
2010, color, English spoken, HD, 6’45”
Award: 1st at the Courtisane Film Festival – Gent in 2011
2. Sound from the Hallway (Belgian premiere) by Lasse Lau
2012, color, no dialogue, 25’
3. Populus Tremula (Belgian premiere) by Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida
2010, 16mm, silent, 9’
Selection:  Rotterdam Film Festival 2011
4. Rice City (Belgian premiere) by Sherif El Azma
2010, Arabic spoken, English subtitles, 19’
5. Disco (Belgian premiere) by Raed Yassin
2010, no dialogue, 5’35”

June 22nd 8pm
1. Echoes (Belgian premiere) by Ivalo Frank
2010, color, English spoken, English subtitles, 24’, HD
Honorable mention at Los Angeles International Film Festival 2011
Best Documentary – London Underground film festival 2011
2. Side Walk by Binevsa Berivan
2011, color, Kurdish and French spoken, English subtitles, 17’
3. Fifth Column (Belgian premiere) by Vatche Boulghourjian
2010, color, Armenian spoken, English subtitles, 22’
Cannes Film Festival competition 2010
3rd award Prize by the Cinéfondation, La Sélection
4. Blue Dive (Belgian premiere) by Mostafa Youssef
2011, color, Arabic spoken, English subtitles, 16’
Selection: Film Festival Rotterdam 2012

MAY 2012

THE CORRIDOR a film by Sarah Vanagt at Highh Wire Act, Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, 16-27 May

World Premiere event for jetset action/horror “AIRBORNE” starring Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Gemma Atkinson (How To Stop Being A Loser); on Friday May 11th the movie will premiere at 8:30pm on not one, but five UK screens at the same time as part of the prestigious British Independent FilmFestival. Cinematographer on these films: Alessio Valori.

ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Trento Film Festival 2012 MAJ, 2nd. 2012, at 7:15PM. Address: Multisala G. Modena, Via S.Croce, 67 c/o Centro Santa Chiara, 38122 Trento, Italy. Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

APRIL 2012

ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Berlin Biennale, Open Call exhibition space, KW Institute for Contemporary Art – KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin. From the 27th of April to 1st of July 2012 Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Arsenal Kino, Berlin on the 28th of April 2012, at 9PM Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.
Q&A with director Ivalo Frank

ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Trento Film Festival 2012 (APRIL, 28th. 2012, at 5PM. Address: Multisala G. Modena, Via S.Croce, 67 c/o Centro Santa Chiara, 38122 Trento, Italy. Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

Faith, hope and Greenland by Ivalo Frank @ Arsenal Kino, Berlin on the 24th of April 2012, at 7PM Faith, Hope and Greenland is a documentary from 2009 by Ivalo Frank. The film is a poetic journey into the very hearts of the people of Greenland. Based upon interviews with leading representatives from the art-world including; film producer Mikisoq H. Lynge, visual artist Julie Edel Hardenberg, actress Makka Kleist and musician Peter Tuusi Motzfeldt ‘Tuumotz’ (whose music, along with songs from Nive Nielsen accompany the film), the four figures reveal their personal beliefs of what Greenland currently stands for and their dreams for a contemporary, Greenlandic society. Q&A with director Ivalo Frank

MARCH 2012

ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Shortcuz, Berlin (DE) on the 29th of March 2012, at 8:30PM: Reichenberger Strasse 133, 10999 Berlin Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

Faith, Hope and Greenland & Echoes by Ivalo Frank @ Tellus Cinema, Stockholm (SE) on the 17th. of March 2012Faith, Hope and Greenland is a documentary from 2009 by Ivalo Frank. The film is a poetic journey into the very hearts of the people of Greenland. Based upon interviews with leading representatives from the art-world including; film producer Mikisoq H. Lynge, visual artist Julie Edel Hardenberg, actress Makka Kleist and musician Peter Tuusi Motzfeldt ‘Tuumotz’ (whose music, along with songs from Nive Nielsen accompany the film), the four figures reveal their personal beliefs of what Greenland currently stands for and their dreams for a contemporary, Greenlandic society. Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

FEBRUARY 2012

Wild Dogs of Sarajevo by Lasse Lau & Ivalo Frank in exhibition at FOKUS videokunstfestival 2012 @ Kunsthallen Nikolaj 9. february – 26. february. The film takes the viewer back to the street that some remember as Sniper Avenue. While houses pass in our distant travel through the city, the film investigates how visitors attempt understand war by investigating and romanticizing surfaces and fractures of the loss. The film occurs through a  visual distant contrast of those who experienced the war through the media in juxtaposition to those who experienced the war on their body. It helps raise questions on war tourism and seeks to reveal some post-colonial elements with the presence of the international community by large.

Faith, Hope and Greenland & ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Humboldt University of Berlin (DE) on the 2nd of February 2012, at 4PM Faith, Hope and Greenland is a documentary from 2009 by Ivalo Frank. The film is a poetic journey into the very hearts of the people of Greenland. Based upon interviews with leading representatives from the art-world including; film producer Mikisoq H. Lynge, visual artist Julie Edel Hardenberg, actress Makka Kleist and musician Peter Tuusi Motzfeldt ‘Tuumotz’ (whose music, along with songs from Nive Nielsen accompany the film), the four figures reveal their personal beliefs of what Greenland currently stands for and their dreams for a contemporary, Greenlandic society. Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

JANUARY 2012

ECHOES by Ivalo Frank @ Illisimatusarfik – University of Greenland, Manutooq 1, 3900 Nuuk (GL) on the 21st of January 2012 Echoes is a film about the American and Danish military presence in Greenland see through abandoned airbases and radar stations. It’s also a love story between two people who have met in the stunning landscape of history, in the sounds of music.

Premiere: Sound from the Hallways by Lasse Lau @ Lumiar Cité in Lisbon, Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A, 1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal,11 January, 2012, Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pmWith his latest film Lasse Lau revisits history at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and challenges concepts of historicism and museology from a time of the early 20th century when history was still seen as universal, and man believed in its abundant truth, to times where several histories challenge each other for the semblance of reality. The film in addition documents the atmosphere in one of the must classic and visually dense and unique museums in the world before it becomes history.