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New Narratives 
PCF Curated program for Stockfish Film Festival

Dance and film

International program with award winning films

A collaboration with Cinedans EYE film museum Amsterdam,

Argos centre for audiovisual arts in Brussel

and selected films from France, Finland, Holland, 

Scotland, Belgium and Canada.

25 March - 19:00

Bíó Paradís

Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavik



Second Hand Stories
by Danielle van Vree  I 24,47 min

Second Hand Stories is a film about our relationship to the other and the patterns we develop within these relationships. Rituals we use to shape our lives, or patterns we get stuck in and lead to stagnation. The film is located in a second-hand store. A place full of objects; bits of life left behind by their owners. During the night we discover fragments of stories that could have been lived by all of us.




Blind dreamers
by Sandra Ceco  I 6,17 min

A visual fable with poetic notes that oscillate between reality and surrealism to reveals a universe mixing plastic, landscape and poetry. 

We discover a couple looking like René Magritte's lovers who have exchanged their veil against a plastic bag.

In research of sensitivity, this video fable question our rupture with the rest of the living world and our (in)ability to identify with it.

We are this living being caught in a trap: how could we forget about it? 



by Xavier Curnillon   I  7,30 min

MIRAGES is an experimental work, a mise en abîme of the living that takes us into a body-landscape, plunging into detail, touching the skin, to the depths of our intimacy.

Through this film, choreographer Emmanuel Jouthe and filmmaker Xavier Curnillon reveal the originality of their creation by capturing this organic dimension where bodies are explored in a new proximity, testimony to their strengths, their beauty, and their diversity.



Cold Storage
by Thomas Freundlich &
Valtteri Reikallio   I  8,45 min

Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely ice fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the sea ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.

A wild all-night drinking and dancing party in the fisherman’s tent ensues, but in the harsh light of the morning he must once again confront his own loneliness and dependency. As the ice melts under the foundations of his life, he is forced to even question the reality of the space and time surrounding him.



by Lisa Magnan   I  3 min

This film talks about identity, autorisation and freedom.It is a story about a woman that experiences a turning point in her life. 4 women are stuck in a room repeating the same actions again and again in a mecanic way.
One day, one of them realises that this life doesn’t suit her anymore when a detail in the room draws her attention. It is the clic, her need for freedom gives her the courage, the strength to get out of the door.
A film that questions our ascent towards the light and our relationship to family loyalties that sometimes prevent us from allowing ourselves to be/do what we really want to.




by Xavier Curnillon  I  3,45  min

Dance short film - Dance short film / 2021/ 2 minutes
Director: Xavier Curnillon
Director of photography: Yann-Manuel Hernandez
Performer: Jérémie Galdeano


How a moving body, accustomed to the constraints of a space, can evolve when it accesses a larger space, the immensity, the beauty of nature.





director Oscar Sansom with the Schottish Ballet  I  14 min

Directed by Oscar Sansom won the top award at the 2022 Cinedans festival. It was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Dance Short.

We are so grateful and overjoyed to see the film be shared with more audiences around the world. Oscar joined the ceremony in Amsterdam virtually to receive the award and prize.

In his speech he thanked the incredible creative team who made this film a reality including Choreographer Sophie Laplane, creative collaborator James Bonas, Scottish Ballet's creative director Chris Hampson, producers Beth Allan & Tony Currie, DOP David Liddell and the incredible crew and cast, including a special mention to Sophie Martin who is leaving Scottish Ballet after almost 20 years with the company




They Dance With Their Heads by Thomas Corriveau Choreography Marc Béland   I  8,30 min

The severed head of a choreographer is held captive by an eagle on a desert island. With a dazzling mastery of drawing and painting, this animated short unexpectedly takes us into the sensitive world of an artist madly in love with dance.





On mending
Directors and Choreographers
Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern &
Emilie Leriche  I  15 min

“Is healing inevitably intertwined with being broken? Are we not more curious for being incomplete, and more beautiful for being impermanent? We admire resilience, yet resilience cannot exist without difficulties.”



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