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5 t h Syros Int’l Film Festival 14-19 July 2017 This year, SIFF is CRACKING UP. The theme has many cadences: to collapse under strain – breaking up or splitting apart – exploding machinery, cars crashing – to burst or to cause to burst out in laughter. Disparate definitions tied together by a binding sense of decay, devolution and transformation. Each year we aim to celebrate different kinds of films – dating from varying historical epochs, fiction and nonfiction and everything in between, both avant-garde and classical – as one unified event. The theme of CRACKING UP has proved to be fertile ground, shown in the radically different kinds of cinema it has coherently brought together: films about madness and insanity, films that cause their audience laugh hysterically, films that tackle the fragmentation and disintegration of societies, films about natural and manmade catastrophes... True to the throes of a good crisis, the theme has led to ideas, films and sub-programs that work together in synergy, reflecting and amplifying one-another’s manias in concert; indeed, many films engage the multiple definitions of CRACKING UP concurrently, all over the course of one piece. In thinking about how to go about CRACKING CRACKING UP UP SIFF, SIFF, aa few things came to mind. As always, the question was how to integrate the program into the place of Syros. More than ever before, we wanted to create whole experiences in watching films, never settling to project in the same place, in the same

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Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) catalog 2017  

Cracking Up: Syros Int’l Film Festival 2017 Catalogue. Including original texts by Cassandra Celestin, Nathaniel Draper, Aaron Khandros, Jac...

Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) catalog 2017  

Cracking Up: Syros Int’l Film Festival 2017 Catalogue. Including original texts by Cassandra Celestin, Nathaniel Draper, Aaron Khandros, Jac...

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