4 March, 2019
(the dates of particular screenings will be provided on the timetable website of CoCA’s cinema: click here):
MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (2012)
Directed by Matthew Akers
Abramović is the protagonist of the American documentary film by Matthew Akers (who was awarded the audience award at Berlinale), showing her life and work through the prism of one of the most spectacular artistic actions that she carried out during the retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010. For three months, for a few hours a day, she sat motionless on a chair in the gallery hall. Visitors sat down in front of her. The experience, as they described, turned out to be a difficult test to emotions and the body. That peculiar, wordless psychotherapy that played out between the artist and the audience produced spontaneous relationships – many people, looking into her eyes, were moved to tears.
BOB WILSON’S LIFE & DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ (2012)
Directed by Giada Colagrande
A documentary about creating an experimental opera based on Marina Abramović’s biography. The artist invited eminent personalities of the world of art – Robert Wilson (theatre director), Willem Dafoe (actor) and Antony Hegarty (musician). Materials from the rehearsals and interviews with the artists reveal the background of this extraordinary project.
THE FATHER (2016)
Directed by Giada Colagrande
Marina Abramović in the feature debut of the Italian documentary filmmaker Giada Colagrande. The main roles are played by the director and her husband, Willem Dafoe.
Giulia mourns the death of her father, a well-known composer. The late parent contacts his depressed daughter, which leads the protagonist to discover the spiritual dimension of reality.
THE FERRYMAN (2016)
Directed by Gilles Delmas
Marina Abramović as a narrator and set designer in an experiment combining the genres of feature film and musical documentary. A poetic journey to the origins of culture and art. Following the ritual dance of film characters, we discover the relationship of humankind with nature and get closer to the borders of the visible. Choreography by the performer Damien Jalet, music composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
WHY ARE WE CREATIVE: THE CENTIPEDE’S DILEMMA (2018)
Directed by Hermann Vaske
Thirty years. Fifty conversations. One question. During this extraordinary film journey we meet the greatest figures of contemporary culture and art who have the greatest impact on what we watch, listen to, wear and think. All will answer one intriguing question: why are you creative? Thei answers will prove to be inspiring, shocking, and perhaps life-changing. Put together, they form a fascinating portrait of several generations of the most influential people in the world, contained in one of the most original films of recent years. The film features, among others, Marina Abramović, David Lynch, Björk, Wim Wenders, Yoko Ono, Angelina Jolie, David Bowie, Quentin Tarantino, Bono, Nick Cave, Stephen Hawking, Dalai Lama, John Cleese, Jimmy Page, Vivienne Westwood and Umberto Eco.
BLURRED LINES: INSIDE THE ART WORLD (2017)
Directed by Barry Avrich
Profiles of the most important contemporary artists, institutions, gallery owners and collectors who create today’s art market, influencing its economic, social and cultural development.