Previously at the ICA - Films

Forough Farrokhzad, The House is Black, 1962

Open City Documentary Festival: Light and Dark: Curated by Marc Isaacs

26 Jun 2016

Filmmaker Marc Isaacs introduces a specially curated programme of short films that have informed and inspired his practice.

“Whether it be a look at the vulgarity of a way of life put on trial: an impassioned and poetic plea for a human understanding of difference; a critique of Indian modernity; a look at the human cost of war or the street theatre of the absurd in Warsaw -  each of these deeply moving and formally inventive shorts have remained with me for years. Hopefully they will work their magic on you too.” – Marc Isaacs.


  • A Propos de Nice (dir. Jean Vigo, 1930, 25 mins)
  • The House is Black (dir. Forough Farrokhzad, 1962, 22 mins)
  • Notes for a Film about India (dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968, 35 mins)
  • I Was a Soldier (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1971, 16 mins)
  • The Sisters (dir. Pawel Lozinski, 1999, 12 mins)

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