POLYSUN x CADAVRE EXQUIS
FRIDAY 3 DEC // 8.50PM SESSION 2 >> BUY >> EVENING PASS
EUROPEAN PREMIERE: POLYSUN Dir: Jack Coleman
Jack Coleman’s style and artistry always pushes beyond the norm, shooting genre-breaking wave-riding primarily on richly hued celluloid and always mixed with a killer sound track. “Shot over the course of five years at hallowed breaks in So Cal and Baja, POLYSUN follows the unique lines of Joey Bookout —in the water and out,” explains celebrated surf scribe Jamie Brisick. “Joey works at a surf shop, and shapes here and there, and seems to always have a bit of resin on his hands as he rides all manner of surf craft in all manner of conditions. You never quite know what he’s going to do next —and, it seems, neither does Joey. It’s all improv.”
Set to Relatively Clean Rivers’s self-titled 1975 record, the action is plucked from the gloss and gadgetry of the present and placed in simpler, maybe more expressive times. “As the surfing world becomes increasingly homogenized, Joey flies the flag for individuality,” says Brisick. “POLYSUN carries no message—in fact it kicks against the very notion of messages—but if it did it’d go something like: ‘Dance like no one’s around.'”
UK PREMIERE: CADAVRE EXQUIS Dir: Lee-Ann Curren
A very special screening and Q&A
Directorial feature debut for multi-talented surfer / musician Lee-Ann Curren. This beautiful film, ‘beautiful corpse’, is a celebration of the art of connection and collaboration. Featuring a who’s who of female surfers ripping, styling and imagining their way in all four corners of the planet including Margaux Arramont-Tucoo, Ainara Aymat, Leila Hurst, Karina Rozunko, Hanna Scott & more, presented in person by LeeAnn, it’s stoke in its purest form.
Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: TRANSLATE Dir: Rebecca Smith
Audiovisual work of art – a stunning collaboration between the mesmeric work of Rebecca Smith and beautiful images of Chris McClean set to the spell binding music of CJ Mirra.
SHORTIES Shortlisted film: THE MOMENTS IN BETWEEN Dir: Mike Guest
Visually gripping. “I’ve been transfixed, mesmerised and spellbound by the skin of the ocean, where liquid meets air ever since I first took a camera into the water,” explains Mike. “‘The Moments In Between’ is what you make of it.”