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CREATE CREATE DOC Premiered to acclaim in Cannes this year, the late Abbas Kiarostami’s final film comprises 24 inventive, witty, sometimes haunting vignettes exploring aspects of movement, (com)position and time. Before his untimely death, Kiarostami embarked on a highly personal project, uniting painting, photography and film: a series of four-and-a-half minute shorts bringing still images to life with animation and sound. Posthumously assembled by his son Ahmad, the results display the Iranian’s favourite visual motifs: snow, trees, birds, animals, water, the wind; even people (memorably, six tourists in Paris). The compilation begins with Bruegel’s Hunters in the Snow, which slowly begins to show small, subtle signs of life; thereafter Kiarostami’s own photos provide the starting points for animated tableaux which are in turn playful, lyrical, funny, enigmatic and, finally, very moving. Modest miniatures in the style of Kiarostami’s haiku-like poems, they are a gift packed with mystery and magic. Geoff Andrew 89 Dir Abbas Kiarostami. Prod Charles Gillibert, Ahmad Kiarostami. Iran-France 2016. 108min. Sales CG Cinema FILMS THAT CHANNEL THE ELECTRICITY OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, CELEBRATING ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN ALL ITS FORMS THU 12 SAT 14 SUN 15 18:15 ICA 21:00 RICH MIX 17:50 NFT2 MON 9 TUE 10 WED 11 18:30 NFT1 14:45 VUE7 13:00 NFT2 WED 11 FRI 13 18:15 MAYFAIR 15:30 NFT2 ALPHAGO ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX, FASHION & DISCO Can computers think creatively, like humans? Is there an algorithm for intuition? These are questions Google’s DeepMind team set out to answer with AlphaGo. The ancient Chinese board game Go, with its almost infinite number of outcomes, has long been considered the ultimate challenge for artificial intelligence. Mastery of the game was considered by expert players and AI developers alike to be out of reach of machine learning for at least another decade. Then Google’s DeepMind team announced that they would be taking on world champion Lee Sedol, the Roger Federer of Go, in an extraordinary best-of-five game competition in Seoul. On 19 March 2016, battle commenced. Over 60 million people around the world tuned in to watch. Director Greg Kohs takes us through the tournament to experience the suspense, shock and excitement as the drama unfolds, both onstage and behind the scenes. Man versus machine – who wins? Christine Bardsley DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis: LFF Connects pg.109 Dir Greg Kohs. Prod Gary Krieg, Josh Rosen, Kevin Proudfoot. With Demis Hassabis, Lee Sedol, Fan Hui. USA 2017. 90min. Sales Submarine Dir-Scr James Crump. Prod James Crump, Ronnie Sassoon. USA 2017. 90min. UK Distribution Dogwoof This entertaining documentary shows how fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez breathed an alluring wind of change in the NYC and Paris fashion scenes in the 1970s. Coinciding with the decline of haute couture and the rise of prêt-à-porter, Nuyorican Antonio Lopez (Puerto Ricanborn and New York-raised) took the rather sedate world of fashion illustration by storm, creating colourful pictures inspired by street-life, people of colour and a particular take on transgressive sexuality. Lopez’s talent, appetite for life and magnetic sex appeal attracted lovers of both sexes and a crowd of young models that included Jerry Hall, Grace Jones and Jessica Lange. This electrifying documentary combines interviews with Bill Cunningham, a still-smitten Lange and Pat Cleveland to name but a few, together with Lopez’s fabulous illustrations, fashion pictures and archive footage. It’s a heady mix of glamour, fashion and disco that’s impossible to resist. Laure Bonville 24 FRAMES DOC DOC


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