Saturday, May 14 at 1pm (Introduced by Nina Tabassomi)
Monday, May 16 at 1pm
New Media Theater
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Free with museum admission (Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10)
Azin Feizabadi, 2014, 73 mins
Alternating between autobiographical fact and fiction, Cryptomnesia narrates the author’s childhood memories of his asylum-odyssey from Iran to France, Austria, Belgium, and finally the Federal Republic of Germany, through a proxy character named Reinoldus. Reinoldus’s experiences in the industrial city of Dortmund—at a club, in the central train station, hanging out with friends at the lake—are match cut with flashbacks. The narrator’s relationship to Reinoldus and the memories fluctuates constantly, on the verge of collapse: who is telling whose story?
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