LUMA Arles organizes a series of screenings at the Parc des Ateliers.
These films will explore the relationships between humans and non-humans, interspecies relations, mythologies, and the natural world. These sessions are part of a proposal that also includes exchanges with speakers, researchers, filmmakers, and the audience, on how these films contribute to changing our perceptions.
October 28, at 6:00 p.m.
The Truffle Hunters by Gregory Kershaw et Michael Dweck, USA - Italy, 2020, 1h24
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years old, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.
October 29, at 6:00 p.m.
The Mushroom Speaks de Marion Neumann, Suisse, 2021, 1h30
The Mushroom Speaks explores the healing qualities of fungi and their ability to regenerate. This personal journey takes on a walk alongside parasites, symbionts and decomposers offering ideas of both interconnectedness and collaboration. Driven by a vision of resistance, the encounters seek possibilities of renewal and question what connects us when the world seems to be falling apart. With mushrooms and their allies the film invites to imagine a myco-cultural (r)evolution. What if the fungus could help us address and radically change our relationship to this world?
November 25, at 6:30 p.m.
The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1963, 2h00
San Francisco, 1962. A young woman and a lawyer begin a game of seduction at a birdman's house. In order to see him again, she uses a stratagem and decides to deliver to him a couple of birds, "the inseparables". On the road, she is attacked by a seagull. Soon, strange phenomena linked to the birds' behavior announce an imminent drama...
At 5:00 p.m.
Bird Island by Maya Kosa and Sergio da Costa, Switzerland, 2019, 1h00
After a long period of isolation, Antonin rediscovers the world in a bird shelter where, rocked by the noise of planes, troubled souls are saved just as much as the birds.
At 6:00 p.m.
Language of Birds by Érik Bullot, France, 2022, 1h00
Composed of serious and funny musical scenes, an exploration of the virtues of translation and desire for communication between humans and birds. Told by a narrator from the future, after the sixth mass extinction, an observation of the attempts made to establish a possible exchange.
The screening of these films will be accompanied by a discussion at 7 p.m. It will be moderated by the curators (or at least one of them) and one or two guests in affinity with the theme of birds.
Booking available soon.
The series of screenings has been curated by Rasha Salti, Independent Curator, Jean-Michel Frodon, Film Critic with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, LUMA Arles and Martin Guinard, Curator, LUMA Arles.
Rasha Salti is a researcher, writer and curator of art and film based in Beirut and Berlin. At present, she is the commissioning editor for the experimental documentary program “La Lucarne” for Arte France.
Jean-Michel Frodon is a film critic, journalist and teacher at Sciences Po. He is the author of thirty books on cinema, and was notably head of the Cinema section at Le Monde and director of Cahiers du Cinéma.