VISITE (film in Het Bos): 'Assembly for an Oresteia' + 'Notes Towards an African Orestes'
"VISITE is een 11 dagen durend filmprogramma samengesteld door makers Anne Reijniers en Eva van Tongeren i.s.m De Imagerie en Het Bos."
ASSEMBLY FOR AN ORESTEIA (2016, 30’) – Robin Vanbesien
Robin Vanbesien presents a prelude to his forthcoming film ‘Vision for a citizen’, a fictional story based on his research into grassroots solidarity movements in Athens. In ‘Assembly for an Oresteia’, the actors and Vanbesien interview the real-life protagonists of local solidarity organizations as a first rehearsal. The conversations reflect on the ethics and the potential of self-organized democratic processes, at a time when the increasing lack thereof is felt all over Europe.
NOTES TOWARDS AN AFRICAN ORESTES (1975, 65’) – Pier Paolo Pasolini
Robin Vanbesien: "In the late 60’s, Pasolini wanted to film a Greek tragedy in Africa. Initially, he made a film diary of his location hunting accompanied by a voice-over, where he talks about his plans for the movie. He presents this visual diary to students, coming from different African countries, in Rome. In ‘Notes Towards an African Orestes’ he uses scenes of the screening with the students and the subsequent critical discussion. Inspired by this movie, I organized a conversation between the protagonists of my film and the participants of the citizens’ movement. It will certainly influence the final result."