Next month, the Lausanne Film and Music Festival, LUFF, hosts a 5-film retrospective of the work of Edwin Brienen. Films including are Terrorama!, Lebenspornografie, Last Performance, Revision – Apocalypse II and Exploitation (world premiere).
Brienen will appear in person on October 20th, for a Q&A. Other guests: John Waters, Kim Gordon (ex-Sonic Youth) and Eva Dorrepaal.
LUFF about Brienen:
“Edwin Brienen enjoys poking at sensitive subjects of our post 9/11 era and post-postmodern period: religion, sex, and politics; from fundamentalist Islam to the prudish Christianism, through exuberant homosexuality, and the delusion of formatted heterosexuality. This provocateur brings together in his artwork many contradictory features. The innocence that can be perceived in some of his movies is incongruous with his characters’ excessive violence and inconsiderate nihilism. But this is just an apparent contradiction. What unites his movies is Brienen’s frankness with which he displays a corrupt system. The honesty and instantness of his films risk to be mistaken for a lack of subtlety, but are in fact the striving for total freedom of expression.”
The retrospective starts at October 17th, and runs until October 21st. The world premiere of Exploitation is scheduled for October 20th.