ONTroerd kortfilmavond #2

ONTroerd kortfilmavond #2

with Sachli Gholamalizad

© Lunch Time (Alireza Ghasemi, 2017)

In November, Sereni and ONTroerd, in collaboration with Kortfilm.be, are organizing a series of (short) film screenings on loss and mourning—selected by various guest curators.

On Tuesday November 8th, the second short film screening will take place at De Cinema in Antwerp, where Sachli Gholamalizad will take on the role of guest curator.

Her programme will shine a light on intergenerational trauma: How does a child experience death? And how big are the differences from the grief experience of a (young) adult?

Sachli Gholamalizad makes theater and is an actress for film, television (De Bunker) and theater (Let Us Believe in the Cold Season), With her performances she tours internationally. Sachli also writes columns for De Standaard, among others. She was a curator of MoMu Take Over and is artist in residence at VIERNULVIER in Ghent.

They day before, the first screening will take place in Cinema Galeries in Brussels, curated by Maaike Neuville. The final event, on November 9th at Kunstencentrum BUDA in Courtrai, will be curated by Barbara Raes.

Tickets can be reserved at www.ontroerd.be. Doors open at 7 p.m. At 7.30 p.m., the films will start, lasting approx. 70 minutes. The follow-up conversation will be moderated by Joséphine Vandekerckhove.

ONTroerd korfilmavonden is a project by Sereni and Kortfilm.be. With the support of Cinema Galeries, De Cinema and Kunstencentrum BUDA.




© Lunch Time (Alireza Ghasemi, 2017)
Lunch Time
Alireza Ghasemi , Iran, 2017, 15’

A 16 year old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital, due to her young age, won’t let her into the morgue.

© Still Born (Åsa Sandzén, 2014)
Still Born
Åsa Sandzén, Sweden, 2014, 10’

An animated documentary about longing for a child but loosing her at birth.

© No Crying at the Dinner Table (Carol Nguyen, 2019)
No Crying at the Dinner Table
Carol Nguyen, Canada, 2019, 16’

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.

© All These Creatures (Charles Williams, 2018)
All These Creatures
Charles Williams, Australia, 2018, 13’

An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

© Are You Still There? (Rayka Zehtabchi & Sam A. Davis, 2021)
Are You Still There?
Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam A. Davis, United States, 2021, 15’

Safa’s been through a lot. Now her car battery’s dead in a strip mall parking lot.