4-8.12.2024 / Białystok

Festival opening ceremony: Nathan Fake (UK) live for “The Woman from Nowhere” (1922)

Rozpoczęcie: 7 December 2022 20:15
Zakończenie: 7 December 2022 22:30
Lokalizacja: Forum Cinema

Festival opening ceremony: Nathan Fake (UK) live for “The Woman from Nowhere” (1922)

Nathan Fake, the British electronic and techno ambient magician will illustrate live a melancholy-filled masterpiece of French film impressionism!

The film will be presented thanks to the cooperation with ©Les Documents cinématographiques / La Cinémathèque française.

Nathan Fake

Growing up in Norfolk and attending a school where being into music made you an outsider, Nathan Fake’s early interest in the electronic scene came from hearing acts like Aphex Twin and Orbital on the radio and reading about the equipment they used in music magazines. Having begun to acquire and experiment with his own gear, an encounter with James Holden in 2003 led him to align with the then fledgling label Border Community, releasing his first material, the ‘Outhouse’ single, that same year.
The relationship with Holden’s label continued with further EP releases – “The Sky Was Pink” and “Silent Night” – leading to his breakthrough debut album “Drowning In A Sea Of Love”, released in 2006 to widespread praise from the likes of Pitchfork and the Guardian, and hailed as one of Mixmag’s top albums of that year. Fake recorded two further albums for the label – 2009’s “Hard Islands” and “Steam Days” in 2012 – before establishing his own label Cambria Instruments in 2014 alongside former Border Community associate Wesley Matsel. Their collaborative single ‘Black Drift / Bismuth’ was followed by Fake’s solo effort “Glaive” EP in 2015. Throughout this time he also took on a number of impressive and diverse remixes, from Radiohead to Jon Hopkins to Clark, working for labels such as Ninja Tune, Domino, Warp and Kompakt. Extensive touring has taken his sound across the globe, including notable tours with Orbital, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins & Clark.
In September 2016 Nathan announced his signing to Ninja Tune with “DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know” 12”, and on 10th March 2017 released his fourth album “Providence”, featuring his first ever collaborative works – with Prurient (aka Vatican Shadow / founder of Hospital Productions) and Raphaelle Standell-Preston of the band Braids. Described by FACT magazine as “A career-defning LP”, it gained high praise from publications such as The Observer, DJ Mag (Album Of The Month), Wire and Crack, was Bleep’s ‘Album Of The Week’ and had support throughout the year from Four Tet, Ben UFO, Helena Hauff and many more. Later in 2017 Nathan released two “Providence Reworks” EPs featuring Overmono, Huerco S, Konx-Om-Pax and Olga Wojciechowska. In 2018 Nathan released the “Sunder” EP, methodologically and sonically distinct from his previous work, the 4-track release arrived via Ninja Tune.


The Woman from Nowhere
dir. Louis Delluc, 1922, 61′

A classic of 20th century silent cinema, the work of Louis Delluc – the most outstanding creator of French film impressionism!
Near Genoa lives a young married couple with a child. One day, during the husband’s absence, an unfamiliar elderly woman shows up, claiming that she lived there years ago, but following her heart, she abandoned the family home and ran away with her beloved. Listening to the story, the young wife and mother confesses that she has a similar dilemma and plans to leave her family….
“The Woman from Nowhere” is a mesmerizing drama that builds a fascinating parallel between the fate of a mature woman and a young girl pondering her future. Interestingly, this film, innovative at the time, although critically acclaimed, suffered an attendance failure in cinemas.

Louis Delluc, the great creator of a French film, created works which main idea was the mood of the moment. He allowed himself to portray the world subjectively, and the characters he created focused mainly on their memories, night and day dreams.
Delluc did not have an extensive film output, making a total of seven films, but his cinematic thought, along with such impressionists as L’Herbier, Dulac and Gance, had a major influence on avant-garde cinema in its time. His most important films, implementing the principles of Impressionist cinema, were the trilogy “Silence”, “The Woman from Nowhere” and “Fever.” Their main theme was the clash of characters with their own past or the conflict between dreams and reality.