AUXXX + BROTFABRIK + LAST EXIT ENTERTAINMENT present
ANDREY ISKANOV - VISONS OF SUFFERING: FINAL DIRECTORS CUT
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018 @ 20:00
with Jörg Buttgereit, Zsolt Sőrés, Claus Löser and Hilary Jeffery
Cinesthesia Screen Concert 008 - BROTFABRIK KINO @ 20:00 (starts on time!)
Andrey Iskanov's epic masterpiece "Visions of Suffering:Final Diretors Cut" will be screened for the first time in Germany as part of the Cinesthesia Screen Concert series. Not for the faint hearted and for viewers over the age of 18 only!
20:00 - LIVE MUSIC - INCONSOLABLE GHOST channelled by:
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, trumpet, electronics
Claus Löser - electric guitar
Zsolt Sőrés - viola, vocals, electronics
+ FILM: "TRANQUIL"
Japan 2007 | 17 minutes | 8mm film → video | Director: Makino Takashi
20:45 - FILM - "VISONS OF SUFFERING" (German Premiere) introduced by Zsolt Sőrés
Russia 2018 | 85 minutes | Director: Andrey Iskanov |
Soundtrack: Zinc Room feat.Purple Eve, Beta Evers, Inconsolable Ghost
22:15 - DISCUSSION - Jörg Buttgereit and Zsolt Sőrés - a public discussion about sound design in horror films with special reference to the work of Andrey Iskanov.
Sasha is obsessed with death, necrophilia and decaying human bodies. In an otherworldly forest he disturbs a demonic shaman which makes the line between our world and the demon realm shift. At night the situation spirals out of control, becoming lethal when daytime is smashed, throwing the world into an eternal night of horrors. To save himself Sasha ventures into a world without shapes, inhabited by tormenting vampires and seductive demons lurking in every shadow bringing death and annihilation in their path. After years of reshoots, painstaking reediting, and reshuffling of the narrative, the true nightmare vision Iskanov always wanted the movie to be is here: Visions of Suffering – Final Directors Cut!
“Disturbing and gut level horrific”
Steve Naive: The Holy Mountain: Dr Caligari’s Cult Movie Utopia
“A feast for the senses”
Richard Taylor, Twisted Minds
“Grotesque scenes of necrophilia and other underground film atrocities for the fans of the darkest of obscure cinema”
Steven Paul, Beneath The Underground
“Hallucinatory trips to make Gaspar Noé jealous“
Nicolas Beaudeux, Horreur.com
“9/10, Blew me away with the visuals, and the music and the madness of it all”
Jasmine & Sarah, Bitches of Horror
“Horror that shakes the screen with madness and pain”
Ryan Nicholson Director, Writer, Special Effects Wizard.
“Hypnotic, Disturbing, Fascinating”
Harry Bromley Davenport, director of XTRO
the new Screen Concert series is made possible with support from MusikFonds
"Visions of Suffering" will also be screened on Friday 12 October at 22:15
Photographer, director, visual effects designer, make-up artist and actor, Andrey Iskanov is a true author-creator. His fascination for the surreal and fantastic is omnipresent in all of his works, consisting of four feature films to date. Citing movies by directors such as David Lynch, Shinya Tsukamoto, Dario Argento and Andrei Tarkovsky as sources of inspiration, Andrey Iskanov develops mostly non-linear narratives, wrapped in fluorescent aesthetics. This former medical student masterfully dissects the human being and reveals degradation, suffering and repulsion. The very violent and gore depictions in his films have attracted censorship and limited their theatrical exposure to a minimum.
bio borrowed from LUFF 2013 website
Jörg Buttgereit, born 1963 in Berlin, has been called a Trash Poet, Punk Surrealist and Underground Icon by the international press. He is the director and author of arthouse-horror-movies, TV-documentarys, stageplays and radio dramas. He also works as a film journalist and writes comic books.
Among Japan’s most prolific, active and adventurous filmmakers, Makino Takashi is known for hallucinatory, non-linear films that harness techniques from the twin media of film and video, treating both image and sound with equal importance. “Makino Takashi’s immersive live media experiences are a transcendence into ‘physical unconsciousness.’ Hallucinatory and experiential, Takashi creates abstract cinematic worlds immersing the viewer like a grain of emulsion free falling in the corporeality of image forming materials” (Unconscious Archives, London). Often described as being at the forefront of Japanese experimental filmmaking, Takashi himself generally shies from the term “experimental.” Rather, his influences include the multiple exposure techniques of 1920s French Surrealist films and a near-death experience at the age of five during which he envisioned “a place filled with lights more brilliant than any image I had ever seen.” Takashi’s work evolves as he attempts to find the ideal film, "an unshaped, organic, lump-like film that links with the consciousness and mental state of the viewers... and never ceases to change."
bio borrowed from RECOMBINANT festival 2017 website
Improvised / electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor, performance and conceptual artist. Zsolt is a long time collaborator with and champion of Andrey Iskanov.
Claus Löser was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1962. As a writer and Super-8 filmmaker, he was very closely connected to the art scene there in the 1980’s. In 1983, he co-founded the music improvisation group Die Gehirne (The Brains), of which he has since been a member. Since 1990, Löser has been the programmer at the arthouse cinema Brotfabrik in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg; since 1992, he has also worked as a curator, freelance journalist, and film historian. He studied media and dramaturgy at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1990-1995. In 1996, he co-founded Ex.Oriente.Lux, an archive devoted to East German underground and experimental films, and he co-published the book Counter-Images: Film Subversion in the GDR 1976-1989 [Gegenbilder - Filmische Subversion in der DDR 1976-1989] with Karin Fritsche.
Hilary Jeffery is a composer, trombonist and founder of the AUXXX series.
tapping into signals from beyond, broadcasting into haunted cinemas...
Inconsolable Ghost is an occult audio-visual group produced by Hilary Jeffery and Gideon Kiers, former members of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Conjuring up a twenty-first century vision of spiritism and occupying a similarly spooky territory as Kilimanjaro / Fuji, this project works with several well known artists who are conceived as channellers of energies, atmospheres, ghosts, spirits, thought forms and other entities. A new cassette "Sokolowsko Channelling" has just been released on Fourth Dimension Records.