EXPERIMENT 120 / Fantastic Gardens, Bergen

EXPERIMENT 120 / Fantastic Gardens

Programme of experimental films for children on the theme of Fantastic Gardens, presented March 20th 2021 by Borealis Festival at Cinemateket, Bergen, Norway.

On March 20th 2021, the Experiment 120 programme of experimental films for children is presented for the first time in Norway, with a programme on the theme of Fantastic Gardens where can be met colourings forming a cosmos, crystals dressing a garden of colors, a mystery in the marshes and a bird that transforms a palace. With films by Mirai Mizue, Marie Menken, Jodie Mack, Ishu Patel, Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Isabelle Dehay… Selection of films by Marie-Pierre Bonniol and Maria Pia Santillo, for all audiences from 7 years old. The programme has no dialogs and can be watched by people of all languages.

Programme – 35 minutes

CHAOTIC ORDER, Mirai Mizue (Japan, 2011, 2′)

GLIMPSE OF A GARDEN, Marie Menken (USA, 1957, 4′)

BABYLONE, Marie-Pierre Bonniol (France, 2018, 1′)

SOMETHING BETWEEN US, Jodie Mack (UK, 2015, 9′)

FANTASTIC GARDEN, TABLE#3, film directed by the CM1 and CM2 students of Mr Komanski, at the Aristide Briand school in Couëron, Artistic direction: Isabelle Dehay (France, 2009, 3′) 

PARADISE – Ishu Patel (Canada, 1984, 15’20” – a National Film Board of Canada production) 

Programme credits

Programme curators: Marie-Pierre Bonniol and Maria Pia Santillo

Borealis Festival: Peter Meanwell

Cinemateket: Aida Liliana LiPera

Production: Marie-Pierre Bonniol

Administration: Constance Legeay, Nicolas Rotenberg (Julie Tippex)

Technical Support: Keith Duncan

Program produced in collaboration with Carte Blanche, the National Film Board of Canada, The Film-Makers’ Cooperative and the artists.

Image credits: Ishu Patel courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, Marie Menken courtesy of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, Mirai Mizue courtesy of Carte Blanche and Jodie Mack, courtesy of the artist.

Cinemateket Bergen

Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway


Experiment 120

Experiment 120 is an itinerant programme of experimental films for young audiences initiated by artist and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol in the spring of 2020. Exploring 120 years of experimental films, Experiment 120 offers perspectives of different types of film expressions in historical programmes, which also include animated films, video art, documentations on artworks and films made by children.

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