Kosmopolis 17


Canal Alfa

Short Films Selection

Alpha Channel

  • Friday 24 March, 19.30 - 20.00
  • Auditorium
  • Free
  • Supervenus

    Frédéric Doazan / France, 2013, 2’38’’, SD

    A plastic surgeon creates the new Venus in real time.

  • Tant de fôrets

    Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet / France, 2014, 3’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    In this poem, Jacques Prévert criticises the destruction of forests to make paper pulp—paper that is then used to tell people about the dangers of deforestation.

  • The Man with the Beautiful Eyes

    Jonathan Hodgson / United Kingdom, 2000, 5’38’’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    In this poem by Charles Bukowski, a gang of kids find a strange house with an overgrown garden where they play. Only once do they meet the man who lives there, a dead-beat alcoholic with a free and easy spirit who welcomes them. The children see him as a romantic character, in stark contrast to their neurotically house-proud parents.

  • Aftermath

    Layla Atkinson / United Kingdom, 2016, 2’45’’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon, Aftermath, which was broadcast every Armistice Day for many years after the war.

  • Words Fail Me – Virginia Woolf

    Phoebe Halstead / United Kingdom, 2016, 2’22’’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    Using the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice, first broadcast on BBC radio on 29 April 1937, this animation explores Woolf’s train of thought about the democratic power of words. Animation commissioned by BBC Culture.

  • George the Poet on Climate Change

    Katie Halil / United Kingdom, 2015, 2’38’’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    What will it take to make us act on climate change? BRIT-nominated wordsmith George the Poet issues a compelling call to action in this powerful original poem commissioned by RSA.