Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
Eric Baudelaire - ‘The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images’ (2011, 66’)
In this filmic essay, Baudelaire has landscapes of Beirut and Tokyo resonate with the memories of the Japanese new wave filmmaker Masao Adachi and those of Maya Shigenobu, the daughter of a leading Red Army activist. Through the landscapes, the radical fighters speak about everyday life, exile, politics and film.
+ Film of choice: L’Ambassade’ (1973, 20’) - Chris Marker
L’ambassade is a fictional found footage film and shows political dissidents who seek refuge in a foreign embassy after a military coup in an unidentified country. Over the next days more and more students, intellectuals, artists and politicians join the group. A filmic logbook that is carefully composed of anecdotes of the gloomy everyday life of the so-called fugitives.