Marvelous Movie Mondays: Landscape Series #1

EPFC | January 9th, 2020

guest curator: Emily Chao

The theme of this month is RITUALS AND RUMINATIONS—filmmaking as a compulsive act, a habit, a ritual. The films in this series fixate, almost obsessively, on found images often with mystifying results. Past lives are recalled, histories are left half buried, unresolved.

We begin this month’s series with Landscape Series #1, a film by Nguyen Trinh Thi. Comprised of seventy 35mm slides from Vietnamese newspaper reports. Each photo seems to suggest landscape as subject or in Nguyen’s words, “as the silent witness of history.”