RETROSPECTIVE + Q&A: EVA WEBER - DOCUMENTS
LIGHTHOUSE @ LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014
WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY
To celebrate Eva’s growing body of work, and introduce her latest short, Field Study, join us for this unique screening and Q&A with the director at London Short Film Festival.
Originally from Germany, Eva Weber is a London-based director working in documentary and fiction. Eva has directed a number of multi-award-winning short documentaries, with international stories at their heart, from the reindeer herdsmen of Finland to the students of Guinea revising for exams bathed in the orange light of petrol stations, to a closer-at-home study of lonely crane operators.
Her film The Solitary Life of Cranes was described as “one of the most absorbing documentaries of the year” by The Observer. Her most recent documentary Black Out won Best Emerging UK Director Award for at the Open City Film Festival. She has just completed a fiction short, Field Study, produced through the BFI Shorts scheme.
This special screening consists of the following selected shorts from Eva Weber’s portfolio:
The Intimacy of Strangers (20 min, 2005)
An observational documentary entirely told through overheard mobile phone conversations
The Solitary Life of Cranes (2008, 27 min)
Part city symphony part visual poem, The Solitary Life of Cranes explores the invisible life of a city, its patterns and hidden secrets, seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its streets.
Steel Homes (2008, 15 min)
Steel Homes explores the fragmented nature of memories, set in the starkly beautiful aesthetic of our modern industrial world.
Reindeer (2011, 4 min)
A film that captures the Reindeer herding that has been the livelihood of the Artic’s indigenous Sami people for countless generations.
Field Study (Clip) (2013)
A story about the latent poisons in power, knowledge and innocence, Field Study tells the story of a young, shy student on a field trip to post-communist Poland who very abruptly comes of age when he makes the choice to withhold a truth.
Join us for ‘Meet the Filmmaker’ drinks in the ICA bar afterwards, courtesy of Lighthouse in association with the BFI.
Date: Wednesday 15 January
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Art, 12 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH
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