HUMO + ELLEN VON UNWERTH
Last week, Belgian magazine Humo asked us to set up an interview with Ellen von Unwerth - to talk about her body of work. So we did. The interview is featured in this week’s Humo and it’s the perfect teaser for the screening of Von Unwerth’s fashion films on Saturday (for which you can already order tickets).
BEN TROVATO INVITES TODD COLE
Sunday December 11 20h30 - 22h00 /// €6
Some of you might have already heard but it’s time to make it official: Todd Cole, one of our favorite fashion photographers and filmmakers, is coming to FASH!ON/off on Sunday December 11. He is one of the artists featured in Ben Trovato Selects - meaning he will not only present his films for a.o. Rodarte, Nike and Charlotte Gainsbourg, he will also discuss his complete body of work and the other fashion films in the selection.
Todd Cole has been a photographer for quite a long time but he only recently got into the business of fashion films. In 2010, he made a short for fashion label Rodarte which was voted one of the ten best fashion films of the year by W magazine. His second film for Rodarte (starring Elle Fanning) also won him a lot of praise and ever since he’s been making some of the best fashion films, music videos and commercials around.
However, Todd Cole is also still very much a (fashion) photographer whose work has been published in i-D, Vogue, Purple, The Fader and POP - for which he did a crazy shoot with Britney Spears.
Find out more about Ben Trovato Selects or just buy your tickets now. After the screening, ticket holders will get a chance to meet Todd Cole over (free) drinks at our temporary FASH!ON/off bar inside Cinema Zuid.
AN EVENING WITH SERGE LEBLON
Friday December 9 20h15 - 22h00 /// €6
Having worked for such cutting-edge magazines as The Face, Dazed and Confused or even Harper’s Bazaar, Serge Leblon is one of Belgium’s most renowned and respected fashion photographers. And you don’t even have to take our word for it: just check out this recently published (and truly excellent) book - highlighting his extraordinary career.
Leblon has also worked as a fashion filmmaker for Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio - and that’s why we’ve asked him to curate a screening for us. We didn’t just ask him to show his own work, we also wanted to hear about what/who inspires him (and show that on the big screen). Expect a fascinating mix of Q&A, fashion film, avant-garde cinema (Maya Deren & Robert Wilson), music video (Talking Heads) and much more!
An Evening with Serge Leblon is the official opening screening of the festival, which means all ticket holders are invited for drinks afterwards at our temporary FASH!ON/off bar in the lobby of Cinema Zuid. Please note that the Q&A will be in English. TICKETS
OUT OF FASHION (BEST OF)
Friday December 9 22h20 - 23h20 /// FREE
The International Film Festival Rotterdam is the biggest and boldest independent film festival on the planet. Every year, 350,000 people from all over the world visit the festival for its cutting-edge and innovative program - from Mexican drama and Japanese horror to video art and fashion film!
In January 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screened a large number of unique and compelling fashion films from artists like Hussein Chalayan and Kenneth Anger (see above). The festival-in-festival was called Out of Fashion and FASH!ON/off is extremely happy to be able to show you this one hour best of for free (featuring Nick Knight, Joost Vandebrug, Harmony Korine and Zach Gold for A.F. Vandevorst).
Want to make sure you can get in? Reserve your seat here.
ELLEN VON UNWERTH & PETER LINDBERGH
Saturday December 10 22h00 - 23h30 /// €6
Having worked with everyone who’s anyone, both Ellen von Unwerth and Peter Lindbergh are two of fashion’s biggest photographers - and they also happen to be two gifted filmmakers. Ellen von Unwerth, who started her career as a model and has since - as a photographer - elevated ‘naughtiness’ to Art with her impressive portfolio, has made music videos for Duran Duran and Kenneth Bager but she is best known for her infinitely sexy fashion films - starring prominent women like Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Kirsten Dunst but also well-respected actors like Vincent Cassel (in the short film Diabolo Bionda; of which you can already watch a snippet on top of this page).
Peter Lindbergh, who is credited for the dawn of the supermodel and whose work is now on display at the Antwerp Photo Museum, has been equally productive and influential in the past 25 years. The German photographer changed the face of fashion (and US Vogue) with its strikingly natural portraits of Naomi, Cindy, Linda, Tatjana and Stephanie - with whom he also made the half hour movie The Models in 1993; way before the term ‘fashion film’ was even invented. Oh, and in case you’re wondering: The Models is very much part of this screening.
Please note that ticket holders are invited to have a (free) drink at our temporary FASH!ON/off Bar in Cinema Zuid from 21:20 onwards (so before the screening). TICKETS
BEN TROVATO SELECTS (TODD COLE)
Sunday December 11 20h30 - 22h00 /// €6
With over 30,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, Ben Trovato is no longer just the most cutting-edge blog about fashion photography (and film), it has also become one of the most influential ones - truly ‘helping aspiring fashion photographers become discovered’. That’s why we’ve asked (Norwegian founder) Marius Troy and his team of writers to put together a screening of what they consider the best and freshest fashion films. Luckily, they said ‘absofuckinglutely’.
Ben Trovato Selects is the closing screening of FASH!ON/off so expect a few surprise films and (international) guests like Todd Cole. The renowned photographer is flying in from Los Angeles to attend the screening, which will be introduced by Belgian Ben Trovato contributor Bjørn Van Poucke. Also featured in this screening are fashion films by Matias & Mathias, Suzie Q & Leo Siboni, Cristian Straub, Zakary Chenoweth, Frédéric Sofiyana, Billy Rood, Justin Anderson, Benny Vandendriessche, Zeb Daemen, Calum Macdiarmid and Yohan Ungar.
Afterwards, everyone is cordially invited to have at least one last drink at our temporary Fashion Bar in the lobby of Cinema Zuid. At least one! TICKETS