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
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.
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.
Naomi Kawase and Clément Deneux on Missing Pictures
At the opening of the programme, director of the VR Clément Deneux and filmmaker Naomi Kawase were guests in Eye. We asked them about their experiences with the new medium.
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.
“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
Films, talks & VR
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