May 13–28, 2011
World Premiere of Mario Pfeifer's A FORMAL FILM IN NINE EPISODES, PROLOGUE & EPILOGUE, 2010
A FORMAL FILM IN NINE EPISODES, PROLOGUE & EPILOGUE describes a contemporary Asian Metropolis. Observational, and anthropological, the nine episodes portray landscapes, architecture, interiors, humans in rural communities and in factories, the ancient and the modern. Every episode shares a miraculous beauty, and a critical, self-reflexive exploration of the cities development. Slowly two characters emerge and the film develops into a narrative which follows the two characters through time and space. Shot on 35mm in only single takes, and entirely on location in the city of Mumbai and its periphery the film defies genres.