Monday, May 14, 2018

PLAY GROUND @ VAI Get Together / MExIndex


Play Ground, the Langan / Le Cain film tribute to Frans Zwartjes, is one of four films selected by MExIndex for a programme that will screen repeatedly throughout the Visual Artists Ireland 'Get Together'. Billed as 'Ireland's National Day for Visual Artists', this day-long event features talks, panel discussions, 'speed curating' and specialist clinics. It takes place at IMMA  (Irish Museum of Modern Art) on Monday May 21st.

Full programme details here.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Phantom Islands & Inside @ Cineautopsia, Colombia


Inside (Vicky Langan / Maximilian Le Cain) and Phantom Islands (Rouzbeh Rashidi) will screen at Cineautopsia: Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá (May 16th - 19th).

The Experimental Film Festival of Bogotá / CineAutopsia was born from the search for an authentic, radical and propositive cinema. It promotes a cinema that evokes the practice of freedom. It supports creators of audiovisual art, especially from Bogotá, Colombia and Latin America, by offering them the possibility of sharing their experiences and ideas. In this context, the main interest of the festival is to interact with the public through creative laboratories, artistic interventions, guest shows, talks and film screenings, positioning itself as a creative epicenter where different expressions that derive from the cinema converge with the other arts.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Phantom Islands & Inside @ ECRÃ, Brazil


Two recent feature films from Experimental Film Society (EFS) will screen as part of the Festival ECRÃ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this July. Phantom Islands (Rouzbeh Rashidi) and Inside (Vicky Langan / Maximilian Le Cain) are in many ways complimentary films that mirror each other in several aspects. Both are wordless, delving back into the origins of cinema to conjure portraits of characters and couples immersed in psychic breakdown within vividly rendered Irish landscapes. Both present extremely fragmented narratives that blur inner and outer worlds, and are driven by intensely atmospheric visuals and soundtracks. And both rely on boldly physical performances that owe as much to performance art as to screen acting.

ECRÃ Festival is an experimental film festival that arose from the desire to question the film industry and its “primordial elements” and to give space for filmmakers to experiment freely in audiovisual production. It takes place between July 17th and 22nd at the Cinemateca do MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Friday, May 04, 2018

TWO STORMS COLLIDE!


Witness the chilling consequences of a desperate band of experimental filmmakers isolated from humanity by extreme weather conditions and possessed by the unquiet ghost of W.C.Fields in Two Storms Collide, a new film Daniel Fawcett, Clara Pais and me.

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2wbeypR
Watch HERE: https://vimeo.com/267962182

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Langan / Le Cain @ Cork Midsummer Festival


Double-Blind
Film/performance by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain

Cork Midsummer Festival

June 18th, 9.30pm, St. Luke’s Church Crypt, Cork

Descend into the atmospheric St. Luke’s Church Crypt and become immersed in a live performance that unfolds against a richly textured film installation. For this new work, experimental performance / filmmaking duo Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain embrace the mood and iconography of classic Gothic literature and cinema to their raw, mysterious and often erotically charged universe. Their darkly intimate work, suggestive of intensely personal rituals, is at once haunting and discomforting.

Made possible through the assistance of Cork Film Centre and Experimental Film Society, and developed with the support of a Cork City Council Individual Artist Bursary.

Watch the trailer and book tickets!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Article on Inside & Cloud of Skin


From film writer Nikola Gocić:

With my fourth article for EFS Publications, I open my mind wider and take a deep dive into the turbid sea of Maximilian Le Cain's and Vicky Langan's psychological inwardness, in an attempt to find representative artefacts and bring them to the surface. In other words, a few thoughts on Le Cain's solo feature debut, Cloud of Skin (2015), and his latest and most accomplished collaborative effort with Langan, Inside (2017). Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/SuHq7p

Sunday, April 08, 2018

"I Like Feathers..."


Video Diary for 2018 now online...

https://vimeo.com/263725338