Ne Change Rien (Costa, 2009): ICA Cinema, 6.15pm
Pedro Costas will be at this screening in conversation with David Jenkins of Little White Lies magazine.
Here's the ICA introduction to tonight's event:
A rare opportunity to see Pedro Costa’s hypnotic and fascinating
portrait of French actress and singer Jeanne Balibar, which is also a
meditation on the creative process. Ne Change Rien stands as a companion film to Costa’s equally process-oriented portrait of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie.
a startling and lucid lesson in filming musical performance and a
cinephilic marvel ... The sensual, velvety, high-contrast black-and-white
images capture the exertions and exultations of music-making .... Costa's
film was born under the virtual gaze of three artistic godfathers with
original approaches to filming musical performances Godard, Chris
Marker, and Jean-Marie Straub and, in the course of this bracing,
fascinating feature, he conjures them all."
Richard Brody, The New Yorker
This film will be presented on 35mm. Presented in collaboration with Second Run.
Here is the trailer.