27 September 2013

Opening on 3 October, AND Festival features some of the most exciting names in new cinema, digital culture and art. Their screening programme features 17 of the most exciting and unique films from around the world, including no budget French cinema, the social media sensation of 2013 and a look at the golden age of Hollywood

The entire programme is available to view on the AND website alongside the huge array of events, workshops, talks and projects taking place over the festival.

We’ve selected the 5 screenings that we’re most excited about seeing!

Leviathan is an immersive look at life on the waves for the crew of a fishing boat off the New England coast. Employing an arsenal of cameras that pass freely from film crew to ship crew, and swoop from below sea level to astonishing bird’s-eye views, Leviathan is unlike anything you have ever seen before; a purely visceral, cinematic experience. Leviathan is showing at 9.15 on Friday 4 October.

Lebanese Rocket Society, screening on Saturday 5 October at 6pm, documents the first Arab nation to join the space race in the 1960s. Khalil Joreign and Joana Hadjithomas’ documentary follows physics teacher Manoug Manougian and a small group of students from the University Haigazian who began rocket tests with the dream of scientific discovery and exploration.

Showing on Saturday 5 October at 2pm, From yu to me is a newly commissioned film from director Aleksandra Domanović. The film focuses on the story of the top-level Internet domain for Yugoslavia, .yu, and the two female scientists – Borka Jerman Blažič and Mirjana Tasić – who administered it. They will be joining us, along with Domanović, for a Q&A after the screening.

Rengaine is a labour of love, that was filmed with almost zero budget over a 9-year period. The film is a topical and energetic new version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. When Dorcy, a Christian and Sabrina, a Muslim, fall in love and become engaged they come up against entrenched racism and prejudice from both their communities. Inspired by John Cassavetes, Director Rachid Djaïdani uses extreme close-ups, rapid editing and ultra-turbulent street-level camerawork to create this incredible story. Rengaine is screening on Friday 4 October at 2.45pm.

The AND Hub is home to a range of talks, performaces and events over the festival, all for free! On Friday 4 October, inspired by their NETworkshop event, they are screening the story of The Pirate Bay and it’s founders. The Pirate Bay Away From The Keyboard follows the hectic 2009 trial of Pirate Bay administrators Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij (pictured) and Peter Sunde. They faced a civil and criminal copyright case that pitted them against the Swedish government and the entertainment industry. 

Check out details of all 17 AND screenings on their website and book tickets now!