Every Cinema/Films

together with Kenno Film and the Museum of Impossible Forms

The Laboratory for the Urban Commons, the Museum of Impossible Forms, and Kenno Filmi warmly invite you to Every Cinema, a virtual screening room dedicated to presenting film practices that emphasise on the capacity of the moving image to act as a tool for building affinities, solidarities and, perhaps, change. A space conceived to provide a lens through which to examine the act of creating and consuming images, and how they are chosen to be displayed.

Witnessing once again history shift shaping and a retraditionalisation of sexual politics wrapped-up in outdated clichés, the first iteration of Every Cinema focuses on exploring the geography of our bodies; how pleasure becomes a driving force of resistance whenever our emotional and sexual lives are regulated, restricted or rendered taboo.

Every Cinema starts as an extension in the virtual space, a multivocal and hybridized site where affect, sensuality, eroticism and desire play with fixed notions of the self and enclosed understandings of the body. Breath, hair, sweat, bed sheets, blood, nipples, skin, touch, smell and taste. Every cinema in every sense, embodiment(s) over and above narrative(s).

The program is freely accessible from Thursday 13.05 to Sunday 16.05.

Curators: Danai Anagnostou, Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Pegy Zali.

Subtitles: Alexandros Sinodinos

Translation and proofreading of subtitles: Melina Tzamtzi

Ritual Waves

Director: Lina Bembe

Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 5 min

Genre: Experimental/ Erotica

Country of Production: Germany

Producers: Lina Bembe, Max Disgrace

Available 13 - 16 May

A film centered in ritualistic practices of healing through sexual agency. The work claims for a space of introspection and celebration, with water as an element of strength, depth and resilience through fluidity.

Lina Bembe is a porn performer, director and writer based in Berlin. She has been featured in diverse range of pornographic narratives, from mainstream to different flavors of ‘feminist’, all the way to DIY queer post-porn. Lina's first solo film, 'Ritual Waves' premiered in October 2019. Besides porn, Lina often gets invited to write, speak or curate screenings about feminism, culture, sex education and explicit sexuality. Twitter: @linabembe.

Desires of the Flesh

Original title: O Mistério da Carne

Director: Rafaela Camelo

Year of Production: 2018

Running Time: 18 min

Genre: Drama, Romance

Country of Production: Brasil

Production company: Apoteótica Cinematográfica

Coproduction company: Moveo Filmes

Producers: Daniela Marinho, Otavio Chamorro

Writer: Rafaela Camelo

Cast: Bianca Terraza, Pâmela Germano

DOP: Leonardo Feliciano

Editor: Rafaela Camelo

Composer: Eduardo Canavezes

Available 13 - 16 May

Blessed be the Sunday that it is the day to see Giovana.

Rafaela Camelo is a film director and scriptwriter born in Brazil with a bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Studies from Universidade de Brasilia and a graduate degree in Screenwriting for Film and TV from FAAP. Her short films Desires of the Flesh (2018) and The art of walking (2011) were screened at important festivals, such as Sundance, Biarritz, Habana and New Directors, New Films. In 2021, she was selected for Talents Buenos Aires. Gender and dissident bodies are the themes she explores in her work and will be present in her debut feature, Blood of my blood, developed with the support of The New Aquitaine Region Cultural Agency (France). This project is also winner of best fiction project at BAL-LAB 2019 (France), selected in the 20th edition of Produire au Sud (France) and BrLab 2020 (Brazil).


Director: Lucrecia Martel

Year of Production: 2010

Running Time: 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Country of Production: Argentina

Production company: NotodoFilmFest

Producer: Lucrecia Martel

Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel

Music & Voices: Juana Molina

Editor: María Onis

Available 13 - 16 May

Some fishes dreamt they were a car.

Lucrecia Martel (born in Salta, Argentina) premiered her debut feature film LA CIÉNAGA (The Swamp) in 2001, followed by LA NIÑA SANTA (The Holy Girl) in 2004 and LA MUJER SIN CABEZA (The Headless Woman) in 2008. Her fourth feature, ZAMA (2017), an exploration of colonialism and racism in Latin America, had its premiere in the Venice International Film Festival.

Retrospectives of her work have screened at many art and cultural institutions such as Harvard, MoMA, Lincoln Center, Cambridge and London’s Tate Museum, together with a series of masterclasses about sound and narrative that the filmmaker offered around the world.

In parallel, Martel has also shown an interest in other artistic languages outside cinema. Her latest collaboration was with Björk, taking on the direction of her concert CORNUCOPIA at The Shed, acknowledged as the most sophisticated show given by the Icelandic artist to date.


Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu

Year of Production: 2012

Running Time: 5 mins

Year of Production: 2012

Country of Production: United States

Genre: Short, History

Available 13 - 16 May

Playful yet powerful, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL focuses on African American women’s hair, spinning found footage of 1970s New York hair salons and hairstyles into a dense collage of gesture and image.

Akosua Adoma Owusu (*1984) is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker whose films address a collision of identities, where the African immigrant in America has a triple consciousness. Named by IndieWire as one of six preeminent «Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema», she has exhibited worldwide, including at the Centre Pompidou, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Toronto, New Directors/New Films (NY), and London (BFI). Her short film «Kwaku Ananse» won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award, and her recent short «White Afro» received the Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival.

Vinegar Baths

Director: Amanda Nell Eu

Year of production: 2018

Running time: 14 min

Genre: Horror/ Supernatural

Country of Production: Malaysia

Production Company: Astro A-List

Producers: Foo Fei Ling, Audrie Yeo, Teng Lee Yein, and Ho Hock Doong

Writer: Amanda Nell Eu

Editor: Amanda Nell Eu

DOP: Mahen Bala

Composer: Joseph Chua

Available 13 - 16 May

A tired and overworked nurse at the maternity ward finds joy when she is alone roaming the hospital corridors at night. It's the time when she can finally eat.

Amanda Nell has directed award-winning short films which have screened in international festivals including Venice, Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents Campus and Locarno Filmmakers Academy. She is developing her first feature film Tiger Stripes, set in Malaysia. In her work, she likes to explore the female body and identity within the context of South East Asia.

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