La Région Centrale (1971)
Michael Snow

“You are here, the film is there, it is neither fascism nor entertainment.” Michael Snow

La Région Centrale is an extraordinary cinematic monument lasting over three hours. Shot from a fixed point on top of an uninhabited mountain in Northern Quebec, its subject is nothing less than what can be seen in all directions. Controlling the 16mm camera is an invention designed to simultaneously manipulate its horizontal, vertical and rotational movement, as well as its speed of travel, zoom and aperture. The result is unimaginable – vision untethered from reality, but looking straight at it.

A milestone in avant-garde film, described by Jean Luc Godard as “pure cinema.”

Projected on 16mm.

When and Where
Monday 14 August 2023, 7-10.30PM

Hyde Park Picture House
73 Brudenell Road

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