Seuls: Short Work 2'

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A short film program honouring Belgian surrealist cinema, curated with the online film magazine Sabzian.

Seuls: Short Work 2'
Online Premiere: Jan Decorte

On Wednesday 12 May, at 19:30 CET, Hedda Gabler (1978) will have its worldwide premiere on Avila. The film will be available digitally for the first time thanks to Avila.

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An ode to the street which once was, as an open place where people lived and played. But an equally vivid case against the street which has degenerated into a mere locus for traffic.

Using letters from famous visitors to Paris - Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Rainer Maria Rilke - the magical image of the city of lights is linked to that of a banal consumerism. A visual essay about the experience of observing and being observed in a Paris with many faces.

A portrait of the Norbertijnenabdij in Heverlee, made for television. The camera slides along walls and balustrades, treads carefully on stairs and portrays the daily life of the monks.

Over a period of 15 years Boris Lehman recorded countless conversations with professional friends such as Jean-Rouch, Jonas Mekas and Robert Kramer. The result is a monumental work, an eight-hour long manifesto in defense of independent cinema.

Khadija falls asleep on the last subway train. When she wakes up, she must make her way home by foot. On her nocturnal journey through Brussels she finds herself compelled to ask for and give help to the other inhabitants of the night.

Avila makes films available online through video on demand, offering both contemporary and classic Belgian documentary and fiction films.