MS Slavic 7

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MS Slavic 7

Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell
Kanada, 2018
Features, 64min, OF

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MS Slavic 7

Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell
Kanada, 2018
Features, 64min, OF

Thu
31
Oct 19
21:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Mon
04
Nov 19
13:30
Urania
Cast: 
Deragh Campbell
Audrey
Mariusz Sibiga
Grzegorz
Elizabeth Rucker
Ania
Aaron Danby
Harvard Archivar
Screenplay: 
Sofa Bohdanowicz
Deragh Campbell
Sound: 
Lucas Prokaziuk
Camera: 
Sofa Bohdanowicz
Editor: 
Sofa Bohdanowicz
Deragh Campbell

Production: 
Lisa Pictures
World Sales: 
Lisa Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color

Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell’s MS SLAVIC 7 is an odd kind of detective story – one in which the quiet, contemplative process of archival research and its attendant institutional protocols become the material for wry comedy, awkward family politics, and ruminative abstractions on the nature of communication and intellectual labor. Reprising her role as Audrey Benac from Bohdanowicz’s NEVER EAT ALONE and VESLEMØY’S SONG, Campbell draws on elements of her co-director’s family history. Floating between the venerable halls of Harvard University’s Houghton Library and Cambridge’s adjacent bars and hotel rooms – distilled here into a series of discrete minimalist settings – Audrey seeks out the archived correspondence between her great-grandmother and a young poet, both Polish refugees who migrated to North America after the Second World War. Suggesting the observational clarity of documentary through precisely compositional framing and spare onscreen text, the film traces Audrey’s determined and solipsistic passage through the archive’s administrative procedures, material and emotional encounters, and intellectual reveries. (Leo Goldsmith)

In the presence of Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell.

 

Sofa Bohdanowicz: FALLING WITH FORCE (2009, K), DUNDAS STREET (2012, K), WIECZÓR (2013, K), MODLITWA (2014, K), NEVER EAT ALONE (2016), A DROWNFUL BRILLIANCE OF WINGS (2016, K), MAISON DU BONHEUR (2017), VESLEMØY’S SONG (2018, K), THE SOFT SPACE (2018, K, Ko-Regie)

Deragh Campbell: LET YOUR HEART BE LIGHT (2016, K, Ko-Regie)