Films in Competition 10

  • Corp
  • Neighbour Abdi
  • Bird in the Peninsula
  • A wind grazes your door
  • Syzygy

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Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 25, 2023 3:30 PM



Adams Street Publishing


University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film



Screen Dance International



Therese Pasquesi

corps minéral

Charline Dally & Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin

Montréal, Canada | 2021 | 5 | Digital File

corps minéral proposes an introspective experience inspired by geological transformations and layers of memory, whether they are contained in the rock or in our cells.


Arseny Bezrukov

St. Petersburg, Russia / Beaconsfield, UK | 2022 | 12 | DCP

World  Premiere

Three presentable young people in complicated relationships went to a villa deep in the forest on a winter night, experiencing frustration, anger, and loathing, but still, a strange desire to get closer, which will never be satisfied.

Neighbour Abdi 

Douwe Dijkstra

Zwolle, Netherlands | 2022 | 29 | DCP

North American Premiere

How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi is a furniture designer and support worker. He reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbor, the filmmaker Douwe. Through playful reconstructions in a special effects studio, Abdi and Douwe embark on a candid and investigative journey through a painful history, focusing on the creative process throughout.

Bird in the Peninsula 

Atsushi Wada

Tokyo, Japan | 2022 | 16 | DCP

Children are dancing to music under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.

A wind grazes your door 

Jorge Castrillo & Pablo Paloma

Iznájar, Spain | 2021 | 8 | DCP

An approach to the liturgy of an Andalusian village through a delirium of images impregnated on celluloid. In  A wind grazes your door, tradition mixes with the songs and voices of the past and present, which begin to rise from the earth like little dusty reminders, speaking of a violence perhaps premonitory, perhaps forgotten.


Joanna McNamara

Detroit, MI | 2019 | 3 | Digital File

A crisscross of people and machines in time. This dance film grew out of a curiosity about work spaces, the tasks therein, and the consequential mechanization of humans. I discovered this cold storage warehouse in Detroit. We rehearsed on location and in a dance studio, then filmed it in two days.