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Ikebana Rita Ferrando, Lily Jue Sheng

Ikebana

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, is explored in a delicate and ethereal manner, layering space, time, and the elements of life. This ancestral art is observed from a distance, so as to never interrupt the movements of its practitioners. Rita Ferrando’s Ikebana is a hypnotic work with somewhat esoteric narration that highlights each step in the process with animations emphasizing the meticulous and meditative deeper meaning behind the art. This hybrid structure raises questions about the art of representation, inevitably present in cinema. How can we grasp the essence of what we want to show on film? Ikebana suggests that what we seek may be hidden well beyond the visible realm. (Programming Collective)

competition : Short and Medium-Length National Competition

Ikebana

  • Country : Canada
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 13 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sebastian Back
  • Editing : Brendan Mills
  • Production : Jacqueline De Niverville
  • Music : Casey Manierka
  • Sound Design : Lucas Prokaziuk
Filmography of Rita Ferrando :

Pleasure Garden (2021)

Filmography of Lily Jue Sheng :

Change (2016)
Five Movements (2017)

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