On 9 May, in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt, Impakt will show the film Possessed by Metahaven and Rob Schröder. Afterwards, the makers of the film will be present for a Q&A.
In the middle of former Yugoslavia, the young main character (Olivia Lonsdale) encounters the inheritance of communism: collapsed buildings, abandoned airports, books that were left behind. This confrontation with history makes her melancholy and brings up almost forgotten emotions. She starts to think about the future.
Possessed depicts the effects of the smartphone on our society and on our self image. Accompanied by analyses by political theorists Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek and with a stream of associative, poetic imagery and confrontational found footage, the makers of the film make a stimulating connection between empathy, politics and solidarity.
Possessed was made by artist duo Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden, better known as Metahaven, and the award-winning documentary film maker Rob Schröder.
What: Possessed (The Netherlands, 2018, 67 minutes) + Q&A by Metahaven and Rob Schröder
When: 9 May, 19:00
Where: Cinema ‘t Hoogt, Hoogt 4, Utrecht
Language spoken: English