Essay Film Festival 2016: ‘Orlando Fertito’, Friday 12 February 6-9pm


Essay Film Festival 2016, Prelude #2

UK premiere of Orlando Ferito, Vincent Dieutre, 2013, digital, colour, 115 minutes

With Vincent Dieutre in conversation with Laura Mulvey after the screening.

Tickets £6 or £4 on sale at:

Friday 12 February, 6-9pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1


Set in Palermo, and making extensive use of the traditional Sicilian puppets known as “Pupi”, Dieutre’s essay film draws its inspiration from Pier Paolo Pasolini (Disappearance of the Fireflies, 1975) and Georges Didi-Huberman (Survival of the Fireflies, 2009), to paint a personal picture of contemporary Sicilian society and, more broadly, the state of politics in Italy and by extension Europe today.

Vincent Dieutre is known for his first person essay films which explore the limits of documentary and autobiographical fiction (Desolate Rome, 1995). Orlando Ferito is the third film in Dieutre’s Films d’Europe series (Tenebrae Lessons, 2000, and My Winter Journey, 2003), which examines the European subconscious (cultural, sexual, political) from a radically subjective angle (see also Bologna Centrale, 2003).

This event is organised by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image/Essay Film Festival in collaboration the Institut Français, London.


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