Lucid Intervals
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Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu
Honey Land by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska

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Each last weekend of the month from October to March, LUMA Arles organizes a series of screenings followed by discussions at the Parc des Ateliers.

These films will explore the relationships between humans and non-humans, interspecies relations, mythologies, and the natural world. Focusing on a different theme each month, 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.

January's theme: Honey

Friday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu

Germany, Turkey | 2010 | 1h43
Original soundtrack: Turkish, German / Subtitles: French

Set in an isolated region in Northeast Turkey, the quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.


"Beautiful, contemplative, carefully composed movie.
Honey won the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2010."

The Guardian

Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Honey Land by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska

Macedonia | 2019 | 1h26
Original soundtrack: Macedonian / Subtitles: French

In a deserted hamlet nestling in the heart of an idyllic scenery in Macedonia, Hatidze lives alone with her infirm mother. Hers is a bitter, yet orderly, existence, which revolves entirely around collecting honey. Roaming the mountain in search of bees nests, looking after her hives, she has set herself a rule that guarantees a harmonious collaboration: take half of the honey, but leave the other half to the bees. When a Turkish nomadic family arrives in the village one day, this peaceful balance is abruptly broken. 

Following the screening, a discussion will take place with Olivier Darné, visual artist and urban beekeeper and Sophie Berton, biodynamic beekeeper and trainer, moderated by Martin Guinard, curator at LUMA Arles and Salma Mochtari, associate researcher at LUMA Arles.


"Its narrative construction depicts extraordinary tensions and conflicts with a clarity and coherence that a screenwriter might dream of."
The New Yorker

"Astonishing, immersive environmental documentary."
The Guardian

2019 - Sundance Winner - Award for Cinematography
2019 - Sundance Winner - Award for Impact for Change
2019 - Sundance Winner - Documentary Prize
2020 - Oscar Nominee - Best Foreign Film 
2020 - Oscar Nominee - Best Documentary


FEBRUARY⎟Theme: Coal
Friday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.: King Coal by Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Saturday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m.: Coal Money by Wang Bing

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MARCH⎟Theme: Swamp
Friday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.: The Towrope by William Vega Donneys
Saturday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m.: Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin

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, Martin Guinard, Curator, LUMA Arles and Salma Mochtari, researcher associate, 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.

In 2022, during the first Lucid Intervals session, Rasha Salti and Jean-Michel Frodon talked to us about this program. Victor & Simon


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