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Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures

This exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures that honour reciprocal relationships with nature.

THE INNOCENTS

95% on Rotten Tomatoes and nominated for the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award.

The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candor and exceptional skill in Eskil Vogt's arthouse horror feature. Newly moved into thecomplex of high rises with her family, 9-year-old Ida makes friends with Ben (Sam Ashraf), an isolated only child who can make bottle caps fly sideways just by using his mind. Later on, they comeacross Aisha (Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim), who likes to "listen" to the thoughts of other people around her. As the tension escalates, Vogt keeps the focus tight on the children throughout, whichsomehow punches up the sense of dread. The simplicity of the digital visual effects adds a realism to a drama that makes it even more likely to haunt the imagination afterwards. The Hollywood Reporter

"A clever, engaging and often electrifying feature which straddles suspense and the arthouse in a tight and satisfying way." Screen International

"Disturbing, intelligent and held together by a young cast of jaw-droppingly talented actors, The Innocents is a hard film to shake, but at its core one drenched in a spirit of respect for children and their autonomy that is far too rare." AFWJ Women on Film

THE INNOCENTS

95% on Rotten Tomatoes and nominated for the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award.

The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candor and exceptional skill in Eskil Vogt's arthouse horror feature. Newly moved into thecomplex of high rises with her family, 9-year-old Ida makes friends with Ben (Sam Ashraf), an isolated only child who can make bottle caps fly sideways just by using his mind. Later on, they comeacross Aisha (Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim), who likes to "listen" to the thoughts of other people around her. As the tension escalates, Vogt keeps the focus tight on the children throughout, whichsomehow punches up the sense of dread. The simplicity of the digital visual effects adds a realism to a drama that makes it even more likely to haunt the imagination afterwards. The Hollywood Reporter

"A clever, engaging and often electrifying feature which straddles suspense and the arthouse in a tight and satisfying way." Screen International

"Disturbing, intelligent and held together by a young cast of jaw-droppingly talented actors, The Innocents is a hard film to shake, but at its core one drenched in a spirit of respect for children and their autonomy that is far too rare." AFWJ Women on Film

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendarymother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage ofBirkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotteis an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know. —Rotten Tomatoes

"A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity." — Screen International

"Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved." — RogerEbert.com

"Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative." — Times UK

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendarymother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage ofBirkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotteis an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know. —Rotten Tomatoes

"A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity." — Screen International

"Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved." — RogerEbert.com

"Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative." — Times UK