DV8 Physical Theatre – Films at spielzeit’europa

Past Dates

Sat 29.10.2011, 18:00
Enter Achilles
Directed by Clara van Gool / Lloyd Newson
Based on the stage production by Lloyd Newson
45 min, BBC 1996
With Gabriel Castillo, Jordi Cortes Molina, David Emanuel, Ross Hounslow, Jeremy James, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Liam Steel. Robert Tannion

A funny, cruel exploration of the male psyche, Enter Achilles is set in a typical British pub, a shabby, nicotine-stained boozer. Pop songs tumble out of the jukebox, there is football on the TV, and the eight men lark around, pint glasses in hand. But their blokish fun is balanced on a knife-edge of tension, for beneath the mateyness lurks a disturbing undercurrent of paranoia and insecurity, where weakness is brutally exploited and violence covers up vulnerability.

Sat 29.10.2011, 18:45
The Cost of Living
Director Lloyd Newson
Based on the stage production by Lloyd Newson
Commissioned by Channel 4 Television, UK
35 min, DV8 Films Ltd 2004
With Jose Maria Alves, Gabriel Castillo, Robin Dingemans, Tom Hodgson, Eddie Kay, Tanja Liedtke, Eddie Nixon, Kareena Oates, Rowan Thorpe, David Toole, Vivien Wood

The summer season has petered to an end. Eddie and David are disillusioned street performers. Eddie is tough, confrontational. David is a dancer who has no legs [as he is in real life], quietly determined not to let his disabilities or society's prejudices get in his way. The film has been receiving numerous awards including Time Out Live Award 2006, Prix Italia, Rose d’Or and Cinedans Audience Award 2005.

Sat 29.10.2011, approx. 21:45 [after the performance]
Strange Fish
Directed by David Hinton / Lloyd Newson
Based on the stage production by Lloyd Newson
50 min, BBC 1992
With Kate Champion, Nigel Charnock, Jordi Cortes Molina, Wendy Houstoun, Diana Payne-Myers, Melanie Pappenheim [voice], Lauren Potter, Dale Tanner

Strange Fish looks at our quest for someone to love and something, or someone, to believe in. The tyranny of couples and groups, the pain of not belonging and the fear of being alone are all laid bare in a series of powerful images. »It’s nice if you can find somebody special, somebody who is special in your live. (…) because there’s no need to be alone.« Strange Fish mixes humour, religious iconography and physicality, taking it beyond the boundaries of traditional dance.

Sat 29.10.2011, approx. 22:30
Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men
Directed by David Hinton in cooperation with Lloyd Newson
Based on the stage production by Lloyd Newson
50 min, LWT 1990
With Lloyd Newson, Nigel Charnock, Russell Maliphant, Douglas Wright

»If it sounds shocking, it is«, stated British Guardian on Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men. The film – loosely based on the story of London serial killer Dennis Nilsen – was DV8’s first stage show to be professionally adapted for film.

With kind support of Arthaus Musik