Staged Directions

25 Oct 2019 – 16 Nov 2019 | GOMA | Cinema A

Inspired by the Gallery exhibition ‘Setting the Stage’ (21 September 2019 – 1 March 2020), ‘Staged Directions’ looks at the way filmmakers draw on the formal aspects of the stage – from its construction, aesthetics, language and purpose — to role-play social and political ideas within their film. It brings together classic films (Sergei Parajanov The Colour of Pomegranates 1969; Peter Weir The Truman Show 1998), artist-focused documentaries and films (Matthew Akers Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present 2012; Tsai Ming-liang Your Face 2018) and new releases (Jayden Stevens A Family 2019; Yang Sun and S Leo Chiang Our Time Machine 2019).

QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra and the Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna in providing materials for this program. Program curated by Amanda Slack-Smith, Australian Cinémathèque.