From 2021: Films, Talks & Events
#2 Romancing Nature
11 — 17 November 2021
Can film help us to gain an impression of the world we’d like to live in? In Eye’s opinion, the answer is a resounding “yes”!
Much in life is uncertain, but one thing is sure: climate change. Cinema Ecologica focuses on how film directors depict the relationship between humanity and the earth: from nail-biting disaster films to artistic meditations, from romantic nature experiences to astounding science fiction.
Film directors have used fiction to show how humanity relates to nature, in every genre. Think, for instance, of disaster films, ones about pandemics, underwater creatures that can talk or plant-based life forms who colonise the minds and bodies of earth’s inhabitants.
During the Romantic era, man was seen as small and insignificant in relation to nature, in which they sought the awe-inspiring experience of the Sublime. In Romancing Nature, we take a look at nature as the bearer of epic, compelling stories; as the source of comfort and happiness. A programme that gives voice to the untamed forces of nature: the Wild, depicted on film.
The programme consists of fiction films, creative documentaries, short films and special shows.
Vincent Rietveld will be visiting Eye to demonstrate how to make a climate-neutral, touring theatre production and Italian eco-philosopher Emanuele Coccia, author of the internationally renowned ‘The Life of Plants’, will be talking about ecological awareness to accompany a film made by the Flatform collective about the oldest tree in Italy.
Xtended VR: Symbiosis
The VR experience Symbiosis by Dutch collective Polymorf (presented in cooperation with IDFA DocLab) is nothing short of spectacular, bringing man, animals, and technology together as one.
Bekijk de trailer voor Symbiosis:
Eye Film Player
Cinema Ecologica: Romancing Nature takes place at Eye Filmmuseum from 11 - 17 November. The Eye Film Player also offers a selection of special feature films that match the themes of Cinema Ecologica.
Films, talks & more
The following Cinema Ecologica episodes will be held in February, April, August and November 2022.
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