Special Preview: Wayfaring Stranger

    by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
    Cinéma Galeries
    Tuesday 23 April 2024 — 21:00

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A


    Wayfaring Stranger charts the life of an itinerant character, embodied by seven per formers, across seven days, representing seven decades. Running from the city, through post-industrial edge lands and manicured enclaves, they find themselves in forests, farms, mountains and the shore.
    Along the way, they undergo a transformation, through the seasons and changing geography, both physically and emotionally, from youth to elderhood, and from a single, alienated being into an accepted element of the wider world. Each ‘day ’ is a ‘station’ that signifies a turning point in a character’s emotional development : from escape, through loss, grief and waywardness, to solidarity and co-existence.

    Filmed in landscapes marked by centuries of ceaseless, often destructive, human interaction, Wayfaring Stranger asks what it takes to find a liveable life on one’s own terms and without conflict with others and the environment.

    Wayfaring Stranger had its world premiere at the IFF Rotterdam on 25 January 2024.
    Film review via this link.

    ‘Wayfaring Stranger is a mesmerizing yet haunting journey through our relationship with ourselves and the world we live in.’

    International Cinephile Society



    With text written and performed by acclaimed poet Eileen Myles
    Sound design by multi-award-winning sound recordist Chris Watson

    The performers:

    Eileen Myles
    Eirini Ampatzi Ippikoglou
    Michiko Oki
    Moon Nanook Guo-Barker
    Mwiinga Twyman
    Therese Henningsen
    Xiaolu Guo

    With a special performance from Tizzy-RoseCallum Hickey, Ash & Ella

    Written by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Gareth Evans
    Directed and filmed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
    Produced by Marta Michalowska and Thomas Zanon-Larcher
    Co-Produced by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
    Edited by Taina Galis and Andrea Luka Zimmerman
    Sound design by Chris Watson
    With music by Balamuc and Fern Maddie

    Title song ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ performed by Fern Maddie

    Commissioned and funded by The Wapping Project.

    ‘When it comes to filmmaking, Wayfaring Stranger owes much to Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse, from its sombre black-and-white photography (though the camera movements have more than a touch of Malick) to its immersive qualities thanks to a nature-based sound design.’

    International Cinephile Society

    Practical Information

    Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024
    Time: 21:00
    Venue: Cinéma Galeries (Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Brussels)
    Film language: no dialogues (with the exception of 45 seconds of language in English)
    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Poet Eileen Myles
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