The “Parallel Worlds” at the heart of a major retrospective at the Forum des Images

Until March 24, the Forum des images invites us to see or review 70 films on the theme of parallel universes.

Since January 18 and until March 24, 2023, the Forum des images offers to explore parallel worlds in a major retrospective crossing cinema (70 films screened in total), video games, digital art and comics. It is perhaps because it is one that from its beginnings (with Méliès in particular), cinema has been interested in parallel, imaginary or dream worlds. From the magic mirrors of Cocteau, to the ghosts of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and the dreamlike worlds of Lynch, the Forum des images invites us to go beyond the wall of rationality to travel through the different worlds that inhabit cinema.

Lynch, Kieslowski, Cocteau and many more…

The retrospective offers a vast program featuring science fiction feature films (Matrix by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Paprika by Satoshi Kon), fantastic stories (Uncle Boonmee by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pan’s Labyrinth of Guillermo del Toro) and uchronia (Yesterday by Danny Boyle Chance by Krzysztof Kieslowski). You will also be able to see (or review) Eraserhead, Sailor and Lula and Lost Highwaythree films by David Lynch that plunge us into a dark dream, then continue with two great inspirations from Lynch: Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren and The Blood of a Poet by Jean Cocteau, screened on March 23. We also note the presence in the program ofIrenestill a top unknown film by Alain Cavalier, in which the filmmaker looks back on his experience of mourning.

Film lessons and special screenings are also on the program

The Forum des images also offers film courses: From Lynchtown to Lynchcosmos: the crossing of appearances in Lynch by Diane Arnaud on January 27, Zelda by Guillaume Grandjean on February 10 or on Hayao Miyazaki by Gabriel Bortzmeyer on March 24. It will also be possible to participate in an interactive game session on February 4 and in a round table dedicated to the metaverse and hosted by Xavier de La Porte on January 26. Among the guests of the program, the Forum will welcome, among others, Pierre Bayard, author of What if the Beatles hadn’t been born ? which will address the issue of déjà vus, alternate realities and superimpositions around six scheduled films.

More information on the image forum site.

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