Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Jan 2016 – 5 Mar 2016
“This is a mesmerising film, richly textured and beautifully nuanced. With it, Gee has some claim to have joined British film-making’s premier league.” The Guardian
The subject of Grant Gee’s latest film has been described by the great art historian, Simon Schama, as "the single most powerfully beautiful, humane and affecting work of contemporary art anywhere in the world." He refers to the Museum of Innocence, a museum in Istanbul which houses real objects that trace the fictional love affair described in the novel of the same name - both the creations of Nobel prize winner, Orhan Pamuk. In this feature length documentary essay, fact and fiction are artfully interwoven with the main characters the city of Istanbul, the Museum of Innocence, and Orhan Pamuk himself, whose life and work have been indelibly influenced by the city he roams.
Innocence of Memories, dir. Grant Gee, UK 2015, 90 mins