The 2017 edition of Courtisane Festival (March 29-April 2, Ghent, Belgium) will feature as 'Artists in focus' two very different as essential figures of German filmmaking: those of documentarian Peter Nestler and experimental filmmaker Ute Aurand. As in previous editions, the programmes in the partial retrospectives will present their work in play with work by other filmmakers (Margaret Tait, Marie Menken, Jeannette Muñoz in the case of Aurand; Jean-Marie Straub & Danielle Huillet in Nestler's).
As usual, the 'Selection' strand will present both new and old works in dialogue, including monographic sessions dedicated to Jean Matthee, Sylvain George, Eduardo Williams, Kevin Jerome Everson, George Clark, and new works by Camilo Restrepo, Laida Lertxundi, Luke Fowler, Sasha Litvintseva & Graeme Arnfield and many others.
The programme 'Of Time and Struggle - Four Films by Ogawa Productions' will feature seminal works made by the Japanese collective made between 1971 and 1986, including two films from the Sanrizuka series. The screenings will be introduced by professor and Ogawa Prod expert Markus Nornes.
You can read and download the festival catalogue here.