Throughout 2020, we are making a number of films available to watch from our website. Our next screening at home will be Fiona Tan’s Ascent (2016). Made entirely with stills, Ascent is balanced between documentary and fiction, photography and film.
Fiona Tan, 2016, Japan / Netherlands
A western female writer and her soulful Japanese correspondent, Hiroshi, lead a metaphorical journey up the mysterious Mount Fuji, crossing geographical, temporal and cultural divides. Made entirely with stills, Fiona Tan’s Ascent is a filmic experiment balanced between documentary and fiction, photography and film.
Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019, North Macedonia
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. Every day she traverses the hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks and manoeuvres the honeycomb without netting or gloves.
Abbas Kiarostami, 2017, Iran
For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life.
Shireen Sino, 2011, Philippines
Big Boy is photographer and filmmaker Shireen Seno’s lovingly lo-fi, Super 8 tale of a young boy, pressured by his family to “grow” — not emotionally but physically. Her first feature, and shot on an ultra-low budget, Seno takes inspiration from family tales as well as the visual traces left behind by previous generations.
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Our Screenings At Home programme launched in May 2020.
Visit our Screenings At Home archive page to see details of our previous screenings and replay recordings of our live discussions, including director Q&As and contributions from local and international guests and contributors.
Our autumn Screenings At Home programme is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI