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Roland Graf and Robert Platt: International Speechless Film Festival


Roland Graf and Robert Platt’s experimental film Arising from the Surface, the outcome of a collaborative research trip to Mumbai, will be screened at the 4th International Speechless Film Festival.

Shot entirely in slow motion, the film shows seven scenes from a taxi ride to an art residency in the heart of Mumbai. Both camera movements and subjects are intrinsically orchestrated by the traffic flow and rhythm of city life. Taking cues from Indian avant-garde filmmaker Mani Kaul, the camera’s focus on peripheral imagery and lateral visions creates complex narratives and fluid urban panoramas that go beyond perceptual limits and generalizations produced by the eye.

The 4th Annual Speechless Film Festival takes place from March 17 — 19 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.