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BIFF 2012: Voluptuous Sleep

Saturday 21 April 2012, 2pm


UK premiere.

Betzy Bromberg is a beloved doyenne of poetically-abstract avant-garde cinema, one whose credits - in her capacity as a visual-effects magician - include Terminator 2, True Lies, Coppola's Dracula and The Last Action Hero. In 2007 BIFF hosted the UK premiere of Bromberg's debut feature-length film - A Darkness Swallowed - in the first Uncharted States selection, and now unveil her eagerly-anticipated follow-up. A two-part, 16mm, wordless phantasmagoria of alluringly enigmatic imagery, it features a multi-layered soundtrack - including music from Robert Allaire, performed by the Formalist Quartet. "There are images that, once seen, will stay with you forever," wrote Holly Willis in LA Weekly, "and then there are the colors—rich, luscious hues to be savored slowly… The film is also a gift to us, a reminder of cinema’s organic basis in chemistry and light."

Director: Betzy Bromberg
Country: USA
Year: 2011
Length: 95 mins
Format: 16mm
Cast: No dialogue
Certificate: U
Film source: Betzy Bromberg

Booking information

Tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions.
Booking advised as places are limited.
For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website or tickets can be bought on the day of the screening from the Welcome Desk at Impressions Gallery.

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Voluptuous Sleep