THE LAST MESSENGERS

INTOLERANT FILM COLLECTIVE presents four interdisciplinary evenings with work by artists and philosophers who reflect on the contemporary *condition humaine*, while not shying away from conveying an articulate, moral message.

When God died he took the words and gestures that kept him in the saddle with him. With that, we lost a language that had been applied and understood collectively for eons. This loss prefaces an era and a new language, in which everything can mean everything and which allows everyone to create his own truth. Will this lead us – after ages of monotheism – back to a pantheistic and wild state of unknowing? And what would happen if it did?

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the Last Messengers #3

the Holy Fool


NO PLACE FOR FOOLS (2014, Rus/ Bul, 82 min.) is a schizophrenic portrait of the dark side of contemporary Russia, told through the video's of the openly homosexual vlogger Sergei Astakhov, a Christian Orthodox pro-Putin activist. With a special intervention and a Q&A with the director, Olev Mavromatti.

Wednesday 30 September, 8.15pm
WORM Rotterdam
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 Астахов Сергий

Астахов Сергий

 

the Last Messengers #2

the System

In 2005, Nathalie Alonso Casale interviewed the Russian film director Alexei German (1938-2013). By then, he had already been working for six years on a film that would consume the last 15 years of his life before being finished: “Hard to be a God” (2014). In his lonely fight against the system, he left behind a total oeuvre of six films, in which he continuously portrayed the struggle of the honest and straight hero against the coincidences of fate. In “The Last Messengers #2,” Nathalie presents us with unique material from the interview with German, which will serve as a starting point for the documentary she is presently working on.

In “Gefängnisbilder” (Prison Images, 2001) by Harun Farocki (1944-2014), fragments of feature films by Robert Bresson, Jean Genet, and documentaries from the Nazi period enter into a dialogue with camera images from high-security US prisons. The images are ordered in such a way that they bring out the ideology hidden behind the technology, as well as the way in which that imaging technique is capable of generating completely new structures of thought. As with most of Farocki’s work, this film is set in an arena, in which the human eye is no longer able to distinguish what is “real” from what is “false.”

 wednesday 3 June, 8.15pm
 WORM Rotterdam
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 "Prison Images" © Harun Farocki, 2000

"Prison Images" © Harun Farocki, 2000

 

the Last Messengers #1

the Downfall

We kick off the series with Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse and a performative lecture of the 1st chapter of Friedrich Nietschze's 'Also sprach Zarathustra' by Koen van Kaam. In Dutch with English translation.
 

 wednesday 6 May, 8.15pm
 WORM Rotterdam
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INTOLERANT FILM COLLECTIVE is a collaboration between Rotterdam based filmmakers Nathalie
Alonso Casale, Tim Leyendekker, André Schreuders and Parisa Yousef Doust.