Berlin Premiere of an experimental feature film by Rouzbeh Rashidi.
Fantôme Verlag introduces:
Rouzbeh Rashidi, Filmmaker
at Sunday, 19th of May 2013 at 9 pm
screening of HE (122 minutes DSLR Stereo Colour/B&W Ireland 2012)
followed by Q&A and drinks with the filmmaker
Rouzbeh Rashidi is present and will talk to Mario Mentrup and the audience at Laura Mars Gallery.
HE is an experimental feature film by Rouzbeh Rashidi which exploring the theme of suicide
Cast & Crew
Idea & Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi
DoP & Sound: Rouzbeh Rashidi
Soundscape By Mick O’Shea & Emil Nerstrand
Featuring: James Devereaux, Cillian Roche, Maximilian Le Cain, George Hanover & John McCarthy.
Synopsis: HE, the latest work in the ongoing collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi and actor James Devereaux, is a troubling and mysterious portrait of a suicidal man. Rashidi juxtaposes the lead character’s apparently revealing monologues with scenes and images that layer the film with ambiguity. Its deliberate, hypnotic pace and boldly experimental structure result in an unusual and challenging view of its unsettling subject.
Funded by Arts Council of Ireland. Supported by The Guesthouse Cork.
Shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Prime Lenses. Post Production on Final Cut Pro.
Produced By Experimental Film Society © 2012.
Rouzbeh Rashidi (born in Tehran, 1980)
is an Iranian independent filmmaker. He has been making films since 2000 when he founded the Experimental Film Society in Tehran. Since then, he has worked completely apart from any mainstream conceptions of filmmaking. He strives to escape the stereotypes of conventional storytelling and instead roots his cinematic style in a poetic interaction of image and sound. He generally eschews scriptwriting, seeing the process of making moving images as exploration rather than illustration. His work is also deeply engaged with film history.
His films are inspired by and constructed around images, locations, characters and their immediate situations. The stylistic elements that make up his distinctively personal film language include the use of natural light, professional and non-professional actors, slow paced rhythms, abstract plots, static shots and minimal dialogue. He employs a wide range of different formats and devices to make his films, including video, Super-8mm, webcam and mobile phone cameras. His consistently low-budget work is entirely self-funded and made with complete creative freedom.
Rouzbeh Rashidi has directed and produced forty short films. Since 2008, he has focused on feature projects, making several full length films.
His films has been shown in many film festivals, galleries and showcases throughout the world,
He moved to Ireland in 2004 and currently lives and works in Dublin.