Cinelogue

Cinelogue is a brand new film strand at Depot, screening arthouse, independent and cult films while engaging in discussion on issues surrounding film and cinema culture.

Screenings

Häxan (1922)

Sunday 16 October, 15:30

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages and early modern era suffered from the same ills as psychiatric patients diagnosed with hysteria in the film’s own time.

Previous screenings

Araya (1959)

Sunday 25 September, 14:00

The peninsula of Araya in Venezuela is one of the most arid places on earth. Since its discovery by the Spanish 500 years ago, the region’s salt has been exploited manually. Three stories underline the harsh life of this region, all of which vanished with the arrival of industrial exploitation. The film has been hailed as a masterpiece of poetic cinema and a forerunner of feminist Latina cinema.

Adaptation (2002)

Sunday 3 April, 14:00

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (Nicolas Cage). While struggling to adapt “The Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman’s life spins from pathetic to bizarre.

In The Mood For Love (2000)

Sunday 29 August, 17:00

Journalist Chow Mo-wan and his wife move into a Hong Kong apartment, but Chow’s spouse is often away on business. Before long, the lonely Chow makes the acquaintance of the alluring Su Li-zhen. As the two friends realize their partners are cheating on them, they begin to fall for one another; however, neither wants to stoop to the level of the unfaithful spouses.

With live intro from Dr Victor Fan, Reader In Film And Media Philosophy at Kings College.

Paris, Texas (1984)

Sunday 25 July, 14:00

A disheveled man, Travis Henderson (who has been missing for years), wanders out of the desert and seems to have no idea who he is. When a stranger manages to contact his brother, Walt, Travis is awkwardly reunited with his sibling. His presence unsettles Walt and his family, which also includes Travis’s own son. Soon, Travis must try to put his life back together.

Hausu (1977)

Sunday 2 May, 18:30

A schoolgirl, distressed by her widowed father’s plans to remarry, sets off with her friends for a summer getaway in her aunt’s isolated mansion. But in this house of secrets, emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments, and the girls will have to use all their individual talents if any are to survive. Iconic Japanese comedy horror directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi

Irma Vep

Sunday 7 March, 18:30

A French filmmaker (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is commissioned by a TV company to direct a remake of a classic silent-era serial, Les Vampires. Maggie Cheung (playing a version of herself) is cast in as the lead and heads to Paris for filming, where she finds herself amid the chaos that makes up a film set