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BIFF 2013: Dragonflies with Birds and Snake (adv. PG) UK Premiere

Saturday 13 April 2013, 2.00pm


A 'nature film' beyond even the wildest imaginings of David Attenborough: one silent hour of rhythmic, pulsating, fast-cut images of dragonflies, birds, a snake - and also some toads.


German-born, Swedish-based director Wolfgang Lehmann is evidently a keen scholar of the other three Rs: repetition, repetition, repetition. His most ambitious enterprise in a career that stretches back to the 1980s, Dragonflies is experimental film as beautiful mosaic, in which the rapidfire nature of the visual data means that everyone will 'see' something different depending on how the light and colours hit their retina.

Four years in the making and originally shot on gloriously imperfect 16mm before being transferred to video for editing, this hypnotically joyous evocation of natural lifecycles transcends ornithology and entomology to immortalise the most hidden and ephemeral of phenomena.

Film source: Wolfgang Lehmann

Dragonflies with Birds and Snake [Trollsländor med Fåglar och Orm] (adv. PG)
Director: Wolfgang Lehmann
Country: Sweden/Germany
Year: 1995
Length: 60 mins
Format: Digibeta

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Screening with:
+ Addicted (adv. 12)

These films are screening as part of BIFFs tribute to sixpackfilm.
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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.