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Frames of Representation: In Praise of Nothing + panel discussion

22 Apr 2018

This is like something from the Renaissance or something. – Iggy Pop
A torrential blues litany, tickling the limits of hope. – CineLapsus

This screening is a UK premiere

An offbeat, satirical and beautifully-shot film about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, from life and death to love and politics.

Shot over eight years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, this essay-film is narrated in verse by Iggy Pop and scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and the Tiger Lillies. Humorous and self-reflexive, it interweaves moments of playful superficiality with insightful commentary and formal lyricism, challenging us to reconsider the significance of life, the universe and film today.

After the screening, join us for a panel discussion with director Boris Mitić, hosted by film journalist and critic at large Wendy Ide, with Manish Agarwal, Assistant Programmer for the BFI London Film Festival and one of the organisers of Overnight Film Festival, and Olya Sova, a London-based independent film programmer and a founder of the New East Cinema series.
After the panel discussion, there is rakia available in the Rochelle Canteen, where audiences can meet the artist and are encouraged continue to discuss the themes emerging from the film.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FoR18

To learn more about Frames of Representation (FoR) 2018, please download the FoR booklet here [PDF]

In Praise of Nothing, dir. Boris Mitić, Serbia/Croatia/France 2017, 78 mins

We are offering a special multibuy offer for FoR 2018:     

Please note that the above multi-buy deals and festival passes are only valid for film screenings, not talks or special events

All FoR screenings, talks and workshops are free to ICA Red Members.

FoR18 Trailer Final

Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Cinema 2018 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)

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