Film programme
— BOZAR
Railway Sleepers

BOZAR will screen documentaries tackling social issues and mythical, inner or imaginary travels.

Il Passagio della Linea - Pietro Marcello
(2007, 60', Italy)
BOZAR
01 12 21
18:00-20:00

A journey across Italy set to the rhythm of long-distance express trains, as they cross the Italian peninsula from South to North and back again, in a trip spanning night and day. A succession of landscapes, buildings, faces, dialects, voices and lives which blend together onboard the trains.

Pietro Marcello was born on July 2, 1976 in Caserta, Campania, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Lost and Beautiful (2015), Martin Eden (2019) and The Mouth of the Wolf (2009).  

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Railway Sleepers - Sompot Chigasompongse
(2016, 120', Thailand)
BOZAR
01 12 21
21:00-23:00
Trailer

Railway Sleepers explores the close connection between Thai people and Thai railway. Through various activities and scenes inside and outside the moving vehicles, the film turns the train into a microcosm of life in Thailand.

Sompot Chidgasornpongse graduated with a bachelor's degree in architecture from Chulalongkorn university, and an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts. He has been working closely with Apichatpong Weerasethakul as assistant director in many films. His first feature documentary, Railway Sleepers had its world premiere in Documentary Competition at Busan International Film Festival, and European premiere in the Forum section at the Berlinale.

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

El Ruido de los Trenes - Cristian Saldia
(2015, 67', Chile)
BOZAR
02 12 21
18:00-20:00

Until the 70s an important railway premises operated in a town of the south of Chile called San Rosendo. Today, only two trains pass during the day: one in the morning and another in the afternoon. The film focusses on the daily gestures of the inhabitants, in relationship with the landscape in a place that is disappearing. 

Cristian Saldía is an Architect and Filmmaker. Master in Art and Heritage from the Concepción University. Academic of the Faculty of Communication, History and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Santísima Concepción. His film The Noise of Trains  was screened in more than 20 international film festivals in Latin America and Europe and received several awards.

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

The Iron Ministry - JP Sniadecky
(2014, 83', United States)
BOZAR
02 12 21
21:00-23:00
Trailer

Filmed over three years on China’s railways, The Iron Ministry traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Fragments of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. 

J.P. Sniadecki is a filmmaker, anthropologist, and professor of documentary media at Northwestern University in Chicago. His films, which include Demolition / Chaiqian (2008), Foreign Parts (with Verena Paravel, 2010), People’s Park (with Libbie Cohn, 2012), Yumen (with Huang Xiang and Xu Ruotao, 2013) and The Iron Ministry (2014), have won many awards at festivals around the world.

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

BOZAR
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01.12.2021 - 18:00 - 20:00
01.12.2021 - 21:00 - 23:00
02.12.2021 - 18:00 - 20:00
02.12.2021 - 21:00 - 23:00
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