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23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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3 Dreams of Horses

director: Mike Hoolboom
original title: 3 Dreams of Horses
country: Canada
year: 2018
running time: 6 min.
International Premiere

synopsis

Raw film material consists in part of gelatin, which is made of the skin and bones of animals, including horses. The traces of light that shape our audiovisual dreams are thus imprinted on parts of animal bodies. Through the subtle use of audio, this found-footage collage focuses on images of the horse as an attraction, an animal of burden, and a mythological creature. 

"In 1900 there were 130,000 working horses in Manhattan. Horses were a central part of our lives. Jeremy Bentham: "The question is not: can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?" M. Hoolboom

 

biography

Mike Hoolboom (1900) is a leading figure in Canadian experimental film and video who previously worked for the CFMDC distribution company and as artistic director of the Images festival. Besides being the author of numerous books on experimental cinema, he has also written his own novel. He has made more than 80 films and videos, many of which he edits or otherwise alters to create new forms. In 2003, the Ji.hlava IDFF honored him with a retrospective of his work, and last year the festival showed his most recent film Spectator (2017). 

 

more about film

producer: Mike Hoolboom
script: Mike Hoolboom
editing: MIke Hoolboom

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