My last post about the Festival Lumiere Blanche 2013 is the list of films shown.
For me the shorts were a real revelation. I felt sorry not to have given the genre more attention. The ones I saw at this Festival conveyed so concisely a variety of issues and would be a wonderful way of introducing workshops on certain aspects of ageing.
Father and Daughter (2001) Michael Dudok De Wit, The Lady and The Reaper (2009) Javier Recio Gracia, Ritorno al Mare (2011) Paolo Santangelo, Les Vieux : children view of old people, Les Vieux Jours: 1999 Angelo Cianci
Another discovery for me was the animated feature film genre. In this case Wrinkles that I mentioned in a previous post.
The feature films were chosen to present a variety of country of origin and main themes. I always refuse to declare what a film is about so I will just list them and hope that I can, later, study them and write about them in detail.
A simple life (2013) Ann Hui, Patas Arribas (2011) Alejandro Garcia Wiedemann, Song for Marion (2013) Paul Andrew Willliams, La Fleur de L’Age (2012) Nick Quinn, Land of Hope (2012) Shion Sono
Each post screening discussion was chaired by Dr. Depassio with a little introduction and answers from specialists in the field of the main theme of the film: psychologist, geriatrician, health workers, art therapist, music therapist, anti nuclear campaigner, psychiatrist, representative of local community associations. Animated talk and exchanges of view carried on for a while over wine and nibbles.
Finally this Festival demonstrated to me, what I already knew, the power of films to raise consciousness and mainly to share with others ideas and feelings. Is it possible to organise something similar in London? I wish…