24 Jan 2015 13:45 - 18:00
Transport from Paradise + The Lighthouse
To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Second Run and Whitechapel Gallery present a special double-bill of films together with readings by acclaimed BAFTA and Palme d'Or winning actor Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) from novelist and poet Anne Michaels' book length poem Correspondences.
2.10 pm TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE (Transport z ráje)
Zbyněk Brynych’s haunting film presents a vivid and realistic picture of the infamous Terezín Ghetto under Nazi control during World War II. Scripted by survivor Arnošt Lustig (Diamonds of the Night), based on his personal experiences and filmed in Terezín itself, Transport from Paradise is a profoundly affecting drama shot through with moments of strange and intense beauty.
Director: Zbyněk Brynych ~ Czechoslovakia 1962 ~ 92 minutes ~ Czech, German with English subtitles ~ Cert 12
Starring: Zdeněk Štěpánek, Ilja Prachař, Jiří Vršťala, Čestmír Řanda.
"There have been several distinguished films
about life in Nazi-controlled central European ghettos during World War II -
Schindler’s List, The Pianist, Jakob the Liar - but none are quite like Zbyněk
Brynych’s extraordinary evocation of Terezín" Michael Brooke, MovieMail
4.15pm THE LIGHTHOUSE (Mayak)
Maria Saakyan’s elegiac, semi-autobiographical drama unfolds against the backdrop of the bloody Caucasus wars of the early 1990s.
Set to a hypnotic soundtrack by Kimmo Pohjonen, this immensely moving film is in the great visual tradition of Tarkovsky and Paradjanov.
Director: Maria Saakyan ~ Russia/Armenia 2006 ~ 75 minutes ~
Russian and Armenian with English subtitles ~ Cert 12
Starring: Anna Kapaleva, Sos Sargsyan, Sofiko Chiaureli.
“Saakyan’s debut is a poetic reverie on memory and homeland, with a hypnotic combination of image and music” Peter Hames, Sight & Sound, Films of the Year 2007
Event itinerary (approx):
1.45 Welcome; 2.00 A reading; 2.10 Transport from Paradise (92mins); 3.45 Break; 4.00 A reading; 4.15 The Lighthouse (75 mins); 5.30 A reading; 6pm End.
To book tickets, call the box office on 020 7522 7888 or visit www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/never-film-history/
Presented by Second Run DVD and Whitechapel Gallery.
TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE and THE LIGHTHOUSE are available NOW on Second Run DVD
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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
24 Jan 2015 13:45 - 18:00