To start the series, programming director Felipe Nápoles has chosen Sally Potter, a British independent filmmaker who has been one of the best collaborators in modern filmmaking. Shes best known for her 1992 film Orlando, based on a Virginia Woolf novel, where a ghostly Tilda Swinton plays a nobleman whos able to travel through time and across genders. Potter credits the films success (it was nominated for two Oscars) to cinematographer Alexei Rodionov, film editor Hervé Schneid (famous for his work in Delicatessen), and David Motion, with whom she co-composed the soundtrack.
Ciné-Club 24 will also screen Potters The Tango Lesson, which she created with cinematographer Robby Müller, and Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business, a 1994 documentary by another great female collaborative director, Helena Solberg.
Sun., May 2, 2 p.m., 2010