I Dreamt of You so Much That…Screenings and Artist Talk with Stefan Constantinescu

I Dreamt of You so Much That…

film by Stefan Constantinescu (RO/SWE), 90’ 2009 – 2019 work in progress

and conversation between the filmmaker and Olga Stefan

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7-9pm

Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark

followed by reception with drinks and appetizers

featured films:

Troleibuzul 92 (Bus no. 92), 2009 (8 min)

Family Dinner, 2012 (14 min)

6 Big Fish, 2013 (14 min)

I Dreamt of You so Much That…, the title of a 1936 poem by Robert Desnos, is a film made of seven shorts that together present one vision from different perspectives.  It examines intimate moments in the lives of seven couples, who question, challenge and push the limits of their relationship, while blurring the lines between private and public spaces, often to potentially disturbing yet uncertain conclusions. The stories treat the violence and complexity of interaction between men and women, alienation, and the illusion of true connection with the other.

Ştefan Constantinescu (1968, Bucharest), is a visual artist and filmmaker living in Stockholm, Sweden and Bucharest, Romania.

In 2009 he represented Romania at Venice Biennial. He explores the issues of identity and memory through films, books and paintings. His fictional movies are shot in a seemingly documentary style fitting stylistically within the Romanian New Wave, revealing the violence underlying human relationships in contemporary society.

To purchase tickets, click here: www.chicagofilmmakers.org

The Chicago screening is part of a world tour that includes:

Dock 18, Zurich, March 14

Cinematte, Bern, June 22

Chicago Filmmakers, July 26

Columbia College, Chicago, July 30

Filmmakers Cooperative, New York, August 2

Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, October 16

Mamota, Jerusalem, October 26 Corner College, Zurich, November 10

Tour is organized by Itinerant Projects

The US tour of the films is made possible with the generous support of:

ABContemporary Gallery, Zurich

lokal_30, warsaw, http://lokal30.pl/

Flach Gallery, Stockholm, http://galleriflach.com/

and the following individuals:

Matthew Garrison: www.garrisonarts.com

Barbara Stafford

Andrei Ursu

Sorana Ursu

Tavi Cojan

Florentina Ramniceanu

Mioara Bratu

Puiu Tauberg

Relu Stan: stanmansion.com

Melissa Potter: www.likeothergirlsdo.com

John Bumstead: rdklinc.com

Marianne Benveniste

Zev and Raia Lerman

Ilan Solomon

Mihaela Mateescu

Photos from the event:

CHicago screening 1 Chicago screening 2 Chicago screening 3

Press:

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader, mention

Cotidianul

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