Kogonada’s film essay works, in Bande à part

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The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival has scheduled in its Bande à part section fourteen of video-artist Kogonada’s works, reinterpretations of some classic and contemporary pieces which are film essays and critics in themselves (https://vimeo.com/kogonada). Several pieces that will be screened on Friday 11 (8pm) and Saturday 12 (6pm) at the Monopol Multiplex and which will be presented by their author, member as well of this edition’s official jury. They include works revolving around Bresson, Neorealism…, but also around the famous Breaking Bad or the filmmakers Wes Anderson and Tarantino.

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We will discover through fourteen pieces the work of one of the most attractive exponents of a genre called supercut –appropriation, recycling, found footage…- revising and turning cinema masterpieces into pieces of his own signature.

From the comments his work has received, we would like to highlight the following Hilton Als’ remark in The New Yorker: “Kogonada makes short films… that are so quiet and rapturous that you feel a jolt when they’re done: they are over before you want them to be over. Whether exploring Robert Bresson’s relationship to hands or neorealism, Kogonada is a philosopher of the lens—his own and those of others. His inspiration is what has come before, which he makes new through his live thought and editing as action.”

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