London SadFest is a unique film festival that celebrates and explores the world of sad films.
The festival consists of thre sad European films and there will also be sad songs, music and spoken word performances in the bar area throughout the event.
The festival consists of 3 sad films on one day along with performances of sad music and poetry in the bar area of the cinema. The performances in the live track are completely free and open to the public. (More information on the talks and bar area performances coming soon).
11am Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia, 1957) directed by Roberto Rossellini. Running Time: 70 minutes.
1pm The Death of Mr. Lazarescu? (?Moartea domnului Lazarescu, 2005) directed by Cristi Puiu. Running time 250 minutes.
4pm The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?? (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, 1964) directed by Jacques Demy.Running time 91 minutes.
** All live performances are free and open to the public **
The performers and speakers for the live performance and spoken word track in the bar area of the cinema. Here are just some of the poeple that have already confirmed:
Music: Alex Amoros (The Liquorice Experiment), Alex Maglalang Barrow (Malphino), Count Indigo, David Callahan (Wolfhounds/Moonshake), Robert Paul (Les Saules Pleureurs / Severed Limb), Ralf Martin
Poetry: Ruth Ingram (reading from Erich Fried in translation and other work), Sven Desai
Talks: Dr Angela Byrne, Prof. Ralf Martin.
Sad DJs - Cleo Ferim, Sab Tab and Astrid Lopez Pena - playing the saddest European songs between the performances.
Times for the live performances in the bar area will be provided nearer the date.