Date
Monday 15 September 2014 - 00:00 to Thursday 25 September 2014 - 00:00
Location
Fakel cinema, Moscow

For audience older than 18

From 15 to 27 September the Fakel cinema will host the first ever Russian retrospective of renowned British film director, Derek Jarman (1942–1994). The retrospective is organised by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts together with the British Film Institute (BFI) with the support of the British Council, and is part of the International film festival, «VideoFocus».

The festival will feature a number of Derek Jarman’s works that mark different phases in his filmmaking career. The Moscow retrospective includes The Tempest (1979), Sebastiane (1976), Jubilee (1977), and Wittgenstein (1993). All films will be shown as 35 mm.

During his 25 years in the film industry Derek Jarman became one of the UK’s most innovative artists. He abandoned traditional narrative filmmaking techniques and found a distinctive directorial voice. He produced works which were technically original, aesthetically radical and which constitute an astonishing personal and public record of England in the last quarter of the 20th century. Jarman experimented with video image manipulation and ‘found’ material. His unconventional visual language is based on images connecting the past and the present, creating a new history and a new myth.

As part of the retrospective, the Documentary Film Centre will host a documentary film by Isaac Julien — Derek (2008). The film was produced by Isaac Julien together with Jarman’s muse, Tilda Swinton and is built around a long 1991 interview with Jarman.

Screenings will be accompanied by two lectures devoted to Jarman’s work. On 24th September Stephen Farthing will speak on Derek Jarman: Drawn to Film, focusing on Jarman’s approach to filmmaking through writing, drawing and collage. The following day, Ludmila Klueva — an expert on Jarman’s work — will talk about Analysing the films of Derek Jarman. Works related to Jarman by students from the University of the Arts, London will be shown within the retrospective with a short introduction by Stephen Farthing.

The entrance to lectures and films is free. The retrospective will be held as part of the UK — Russia Year of Culture 2014.

Schedule

"Fakel" cinema, Shosse Entousiastov, 15/16

  • 15 September 20:00 — Sebastiane, 1976, 35 mm, colour, 86 min
    Registration
  • 16 September 20:00 — Jubilee, 1977, 35 mm, colour, 104 min
    Registration
  • 17 September 20:00 — The Tempest, 1979, 35 mm (from 16 mm), colour, 95 min
    Registration
  • 18 September 20:00 — Wittgenstein, 1993, 35 mm, colour, 75 min
    Registration

Educational programme

The Documentary Film Centre, Zoubovsky boulevard, 2

  • 24 September 19:30 — Stephen Farthing Derek Jarman: Drawn to Film
    Works related to Jarman by students from the University of the Arts, London will be shown within the retrospective with a short introduction by Stephen Farthing.
    The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Zoologicheskaya street, 13, bldg. 2
  • 25 September 19:00 — Stephen Farthing Derek Jarman: Drawn to Film
    Cinema School, Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya street, 10A
  • 25 September 19:30 — Ludmila Klueva Analysing the films of Derek Jarman
    The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Zoologicheskaya street, 13, bldg. 2
  • 27 September 19:00 — «Derek» by Isaac Julien (2008), 2008, DVD, 76 min

Experts

Stephen Farthing — is Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of the Arts London, and a Royal Academician since 1998. Stephen studied at St Martin’s School of Art before taking his Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art. Recent publications include Derek Jarman: the Sketch Books (2013), Sketch Books of Nicholas Grimshaw (2009), Art: The Whole Story (2010).

Ludmila Borisovna Klueva — is an art historian, a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, and author of several publications on Jarman’s works.

 

Photo: Derek Jarman. Jubilee. 1977. Derek Jarman. The Tempest. 1979