Film still of the film Talk 1: Rites and Beliefs, directed by Visions du Réel 2021

Talk 1: Rites and Beliefs


A series of talks to further investigate the needs to tell a story, the personal points of view and approaches to do so through the contemporary scene of medium length and short film creation.

Saturday, 17 April at 14:00
After being restricted to ethnographic cinema for a long time, the recording of rituals and their survival continues to challenge people’s ability to give meaning to traditions that seem to be acts of low-level resistance to the augmented reality of the contemporary world.
Hosted by Kaleem Aftab, film critic

With directors:

Krystsina Savutsina, for Khan's Flesh

Brandán Cerviño, for The Communion of My Cousin Andrea

Moona Pennanen, for Land That Rises and Descends

Ico Costa, for Timkat

Maria Semenova, for The City of the Sun

Prantik Basu, for Bela 

Felice D’Agostino, Gaetano Crivaro and Margherita Pisano, for Rondò Final


Forum 2021

Talk Rites and Beliefs

Hosted by Kaleem Aftab