Arts & Culture
Dailies Presents: Re-imagining Fables and Fairy Tales on Screen
- 8:15 pm
27 July 2022
Rio Cinema | £10
107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB
Filmmaker Tomisin Adepeju has curated and will be hosting a screening of award-winning short films that seek to re-examine fables and fairy tales on screen. One of the most enduring forms of Folk Literature, the genre is rooted in compelling, traditional, and otherworldly stories. Although steeped in the aesthetic and language of the genre, the featured filmmakers have re-framed and reinterpreted their stories in a modern and contemporary context. The shorts are spiritual, absurdist, experimental, and dystopian in tone, vision, and style, dissecting themes around love, race, identity, and the notion of truth and constructed reality.
The post-screening discussion will explore the genre through the lens of the curated films. There will also be an opportunity for filmmakers and audiences to interact and connect with each other during and after the event.
Tomisin Adepeju is a Nigerian-British filmmaker based in London, England. His multi award-winning shorts have been selected at over 150 international film festivals; including multiple Oscar-Qualifying festivals.
Dylan Holmes Williams
Dylan is a writer and director based in London. He is currently developing feature film projects with Working Title, Complete Fiction and Film4. In 2021, he directed two episodes of the third season of M.
Dumas Haddad is a director and writer raised in London who has developed his craft from the world of fashion, music and bleeding edge culture. His work elicits powerful uses of analogies and on-the-pulse narrative and character underpinnings.
Kate Stonehill is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work explores power and citizenship in the digital age. Her recent short films include The Family Statement (2022) for Field of Vision and the Grierson award-nominated Mother (BFI London Film Festival 2020).
Alfie Dale is an award-winning director from London. His work focuses on human relationships drawn from personal experience, grounded in reality but explored with elements of fairy-tale, folklore and magical realism.
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