Windows Program 1: Luminous Dreams (67 min)

Featuring Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ON BLUE, Takashi Makino’s Anti-Cosmos, Atsushi Wada’s Bird in the Peninsula, and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos’ TONALLI.

SHOWTIME: 12:30 / 6 Dec / SF World Cinema, Centralworld 4

On Blue

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Thailand, 2022, 17 min, No Dialogue, DCP

Revisiting BLUE was like re-observing and rearranging a dream before dawn. Perhaps our brains are hurriedly retreating their fragmented scenes, storing them in the shadows before consciousness emerges. I saw a blue sheet crumble like a dream. An old cinema set was reanimated for the last performance.

On Blue is made for Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performance, in collaboration with Rafiq Bhatia.

Bird in the Peninsula

Atsushi Wada

Japan / France, 2022, 14 min, No Dialogue, DCP

Children are dancing on the music under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.


Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

Mexico, 2021, 17 min, No Dialogue, HD

TONALLI is a shamanic composition in three parts: an atavistic preparation for a Flower War (Xochiyáoyotl); a solar-lunar ceremonial brazier (Tlecacitl) where Xolotl emerges in his turbulent opacity; finally, a solar irradiation (Tonalli) that manifests in the world as the flowing cosmic blood in which all beings are immersed. A Mesoamerican spell unleashed.


Takashi Makino

Japan, 2022, 16 min, No Dialogue, DCP

Inspired by “Cosmos and Anti-cosmos” by Japanese philosopher Toshihiko Izutsu, this is a physical film for showing at cinemas. The soundtrack, mainly produced in the range of frequencies below 1000Khz, physically vibrates the spectator’s body.

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