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Essay Film Festival: The Thoughts That Once We Had

25 Mar 2015

The film will be followed by a discussion with Thom Andersen and Michael Witt.

The UK premiere of Thom Andersen’s new film, The Thoughts That Once We Had is a nuanced exploration of the history of cinema, inspired by the work of Gilles Deleuze. Beautifully edited, it highlights Andersen’s longstanding passion for cinema, playfully moving across decades and genres.

“This meticulous product of years of reading and lecturing about Deleuze’s Cinéma... Thom Andersen jumps from close-ups of manual labour shown by Dovzhenko, to a montage of Marlene Dietrich’s face in a succession of films by von Sternberg, from the uncut scene of Mike Hammer asking Christina to read him Christina Rossetti’s poem twice, to breathtakingly beautiful shots of the sky and the sea excerpted from Godard…” (Bérénice Reynaud)

Michael Witt is author of Jean-Luc Godard: Cinema Historian, Indiana University Press (2014).

Season Multibuy Offer

3-5 Screenings: Full price tickets £9 each
6-8 Screenings: Full price tickets £8 each

The Thoughts That Once We Had, dir. Thom Andersen, USA 2015, 108 mins.

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