Screening of the 2018 film "Sunstone" by Filipa César and Louis Henderson.Thursday 23 July 2020, at 9 pm Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Paloma
From 6 pm to 9 pm: Free admission to the exhibition "Variations, Eugène Frey's Light Set Projections", presented by João Maria Gusmão.
9 pm: Screening starts: free admission subject to available places, advance booking required ([email protected]). In case of bad weather, the screening will be cancelled.
Sunstone, 2018, by Filipa César and Louis Henderson, France, Portugal, 2018, black and white and colour, 34 min, French subtitles
Part One All That is Solid, by Louis Henderson (UK, 2014, 15 min. French subtitles).
Originally programmed in collaboration with the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco under the "film d'artiste" label created by "Tout
l'art du cinéma" ("The Art of the Cinema").
Sunstone, by Filipa César and Louis Henderson, is a portrait of Roque
Pina, keeper of the Cabo da Roca lighthouse at the extreme western tip of continental Europe. In voiceover, he talks about his work and his complex background, as a son of a father from Cabo Verde who fought alongside the Portuguese. He passionately defends the need for a lighthouse philosophy.
César and Henderson answer that call. Through its portrait of Pina and beyond, Sunstone explores the optical metaphors for the rationality of Light via two lens-based technologies, the lighthouse and the camera, at a time when they are gradually being replaced by GPS algorithms and synthetic images respectively. The lighthouse is becoming a symbol of an ambivalent heritage of discovery and orientation, two concepts that also happen to be both epistomological and territorial. Read more
Information and bookings (required): [email protected]
Starting at lunchtime and until deep into the evening, "Le raisin de vivre", a travelling wine cellar, will be selling a carefully chosen, original selection of local and foreign wines, as well as cheese boards, cold meats and other regional fare.