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Festival film program online

Cinema Poésia

May 16, 2022

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Poetry and film, two hands in one. Even in the earliest years of film, when the format had actually yet to be invented, we see films with poetry as a guiding or coloring element. Sometimes even literally, simply as poetic text in pictures, as in Manhatta (1920) by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, based on a poem by Walt Whitman. But we also see it as an aesthetic principle, especially in films that were associative in order to escape the reality of the everyday, such as Un Chien Andalou (1928) by Louis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. This poetic attitude is still present in films today. 

During the 52nd Poetry International Festival, Poetry International and LantarenVenster bring a film program with both short and feature films that relate to poetry in different ways, such as feel-good movie Paterson by Jim Jarmusch (Friday, June 10), Paradzhanov's classic The Color of Pomegranates, and Jodorowsky's autobiographical Poesía sin fin (both Sunday, June 12). 

As a visitor to the festival, you have free admission to the films on presentation of your festival ticket. You can also book a separate ticket for a film via the film agenda of LantarenVenster.

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère