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still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)

Missing Pictures

Abel Ferrara, Tsai Ming-liang, Catherine Hardwicke, Naomi Kawase, Lee Myung-Se in a VR experience by Clément Deneux

15 December 2022 — 4 January 2023

still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)
still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)

In this VR work by Clément Deneux, together with the five directors, we enter a scene from such a film that was never made, while they tell us about this dream project. Parallel to the VR experience, Eye screens the best films by these directors.

For every film completed, dozens of potential films fall by the wayside and never make it onto the big screen. In the VR experience Missing Pictures, Abel Ferrara, Tsai Ming-liang, Catherine Hardwicke, Naomi Kawase, and Lee Myung-Se give us a guided tour of a story they were not able to tell.

still from Missing Pictures (Naomi Kawase's Oh Debu)
still from Missing Pictures (Naomi Kawase's Oh Debu)
still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)
still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)

For the five-part VR series Missing Pictures, Abel Ferrara, Tsai Ming-liang, Catherine Hardwicke, Naomi Kawase, and Lee Myung-Se were asked about a film they had always wanted to make, but which they never completed. Now they tell us, in a virtual reality world, why this film meant so much to them. And why it was never finished.

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Parallel to Missing Pictures, Eye will screen films by these makers in the cinemas. Among the titles are Naomi Kawase's Still the Water (2014) and The Mourning Forest (2007); Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen (2003); The Funeral (1996) and Bad Lieutenant (1992) by Abel Ferrara; Lee Myung-Se's Nowhere to Hide (1999) and Rebels of the Neon God (1992) by Tsai Ming-liang.

On 16 December, there will also be a special with VR director Clément Deneux and internationally renowned film director Naomi Kawase, who will tell more about the series, their collaboration and the difference in approach and effect between cinema and virtual reality.

still from Still the Water (Naomi Kawase, JP 2014)
still from Still the Water (Naomi Kawase, JP 2014)

“The relationship between cinema and the new forms being adopted by moving images and sound is one of Eye’s key areas of focus.”

Anna Abrahams, programmer Eye

still from Missing Pictures (Lee Myung-Se's Father Is Gone)
still from Missing Pictures (Lee Myung-Se's Father Is Gone)
still from Missing Pictures (Abel Ferrara's Birds of Prey)
still from Missing Pictures (Abel Ferrara's Birds of Prey)
campaign image Xtended: Missing Pictures; still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)
still from Missing Pictures (Tsai Ming-Liang's The Seven-Story Building)
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Films, talks & VR

still from Missing Pictures (Catherine Hardwicke's The Monkey Wrench Gang)
still from Missing Pictures (Catherine Hardwicke's The Monkey Wrench Gang)

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