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London’s Frames of Representation Film Festival kicks off

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- 106-minute Director’s cut of Roberto Minervini's What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire? to receive world premiere at the fourth edition of ICA’s gathering

London’s Frames of Representation Film Festival kicks off
What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire? by Roberto Minervini

Frames of Representation will open today 12 April with a screening of a Director’s cut of Roberto Minervini’s What You Gonna Do when the World’s on Fire? [+see also:
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at the ICA in London. The director and the film’s protagonist Judy Hill will be present at the screening and will also appear at the opening night event Nation on Fire: Roundtable Discussion with the New Black Panthers. Members of the New Black Panther Party will join a discussion about racial politics and the historical and contemporary iterations of the Black Panther movement.

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The fourth edition of Frames of Representation (FoR) is a showcase for the cinema of the real, exploring aesthetic and political perspectives at its core. Until 20 April, the festival will present the premieres of 12 full-length features and six shorts, as well as an all-day symposium, a live performance, and a range of masterclasses, talks and workshops. The programme spotlights local experiences that form part of global conversations around class, gender, race, religion, sexuality and the environment. 

Highlights include UK premieres of Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s Honeyland [+see also:
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which was filmed in the hills of Macedonia; Italy’s Adele Tulli takes a look at gender stereotyping in Normal [+see also:
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; Introduzione all’Oscuro [+see also:
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is Gastón Solnicki’s cinematic elegy to Hans Hurch, the long-serving director of the Viennale who unexpectedly passed away in July 2017. Also screening is medium-length documentary The Disappeared by Adam Kaplan and Gilad Baram which follows the production and censorship of an action film commissioned by the Israeli government in 2000; hybrid fiction Between Two Waters [+see also:
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by Spain’s Isaki Lacuesta; Ewa Podgórska’s journey into the depths of a city in Diagnosis [+see also:
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; as well as Stones Have Laws [+see also:
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by Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan and Tolin Erwin Alexander, an immersive initiation into the life of a Maroon community in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. There will also be a seminar on the Lodz Film School and Polish cinema, a masterclass by Carlos Reygadas looking at his work in addition to a screening of his latest work Our Time [+see also:
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, and a conversation on the ethics and aesthetics of performative documentary.

The line-up explores the capacity of the moving image to unsettle hegemonic, neoliberal forms of separation and division, and its ability to forge connections across borders. This year’s festival emphasises forms of filmmaking which aim to collectively discover and share knowledge outside the scope of dominant cinema.

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