A Feature Film In 9 Minutes: ‘Accidence’

Every balcony is a poem in new one-take short Accidence, premiering Monday Feb 19 at Berlinale.

Based on the idea that we are each our own victims, perpetrators, prosecutors and juries, Accidence, a new 10-minute short film by Winnipeg, Canada’s Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson receives its world premiere on Tuesday, February 20th at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In a deadly and maddeningly endless loop of crime and punishment, Accidence explores the narrative potential of the mundane architectural projection. In Maddin’s words, “Every balcony is a poem, a chant — a muscle! But whoever lives with that extra blueprint luxury of a balcony lives on the wrong side of a cross-section, on the busy, narrative-addled side of something like an ant-farm window, a brazen architectural arrangement selling cheap peeks into the naked sideshows of the quotidian — even the grisly. Step right up! Behold! A ten story wall of solid twitching muscle!”

© Karen Asher

Accidence is based on music composed by Ensign Broderick, an enigmatic experimental songwriter from Toronto, Canada. The song, officially titled “Accidence PSA,” is found on his forthcoming album Feast of Panthers, to be released on March 9, 2018. To illuminate his unique creative process, Ensign Broderick recently shared two alternate versions of the song as an accompanying Triptych.

Ensign Broderick © Ivan Otis

“Accidence, in its three forms, is inspired by readings from The Uses of Enchantment,” Ensign Broderick notes. “It synthesizes reality and fantasy, innocence and knowledge, and fuses the attendant dreams in the sun. These lullabies are fractured fairytales populated with ghosts, skeleton keys inserted into closet doors and the outlines of children drawn with broken crayons. Being chased into a sense of alienation and then ultimately abandonment, you are forced to choose between recognizing yourself in life and in the unknown, because even a nightmare is a dream.”

Dive in to the world of Ensign Broderick’s Accidence here – https://SixShooterRecords.lnk.to/TRIPTYCHAccidence

Accidence the film is produced by Juliette Hagopian (The Divide, My Awkward Sexual Adventure) and distributed by Six Shooter Records.

© Karen Asher

Screening Times:

  • Tue Feb 20 21:30 at CineStar IMAX
  • Wed Feb 21 22:45 at Cubix 9
  • Fri Feb 23 11:00 
at CineStar 8
  • Sun Feb 25 16:00 at Delphi Filmpalast

To know more about ACCIDENCE, please visit the following links:

Official Website: www.EnsignBroderick.com/accidence

  Film’s IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt7913020/?ref_=ttco_co_tt

Twitter: @SixShooterR

Hashtag: #AccidenceFilm


News source: ChicArt Public Relations.

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