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Keep Exploring: Spaces of Discovery

Thu 14 | 11:30 - 13:00 | HAU3 - Top Floor

Nanouk Leopold, Joanna Hogg
moderated by Jesse Cumming

Joanna Hogg BAFTA

Remote islands, an Italian villa, an old farmstead behind a dike – European auteurs Joanna Hogg and Nanouk Leopold are lovers of cinematic space. The saturation of houses and neighbouring territories with subjectivity is a quality common to these craftswomen and artists. This event draws out the multiple dimensions of their films, as they take each other and the audience on a cinematic expedition through the habitats created for the screen. Thanks to sequences from their work, Joanna and Nanouk also exchange on topics such as the technicalities of shooting “on location” and the tender or conflicted relationships their characters develop with spaces, which, more often than not, are more than mere backdrops.

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Nanouk Leopold

Nanouk Leopold is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam and of the Dutch Film and Television Academy. Her feature credits include WOLFSBERGEN (Berlinale Forum 2007), BROWNIAN MOVEMENT (Berlinale Forum 2011), IT’S ALL SO QUIET (opening film at Berlinale Panorama Special 2013) and COBAIN (Berlinale Generation 2018). A member of the Society of the Arts of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, she recently directed her first play and makes video installations with visual artist Daan Emmen.
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Joanna Hogg

The screenwriter and director Joana Hogg made her feature film debut in 2008 with UNRELATED. Starring Tom Hiddleston, the film won the FIPRESCI Prize and the Guardian First Film award. She followed it with ARCHIPELAGO and EXHIBITION. The British Film Institute has identified her as “one of the foremost directors working in Britain today”.
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Jesse Cumming

Jesse Cumming is a film curator and writer based in Toronto. He has presented programmes with MoMA, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Collectif Jeune Cinéma and Volksbühne Berlin. He is Programming Associate for the Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival, serves on the steering committee of the Toronto Film & Media Seminar and is a founding member of MICE Magazine. His writing has appeared in Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine and Canadian Art. He attended Talent Press in 2018.