Schedule

Hoffman V: To That Which Is To Come

torn formations / The Films of Philip Hoffman

The Philip Hoffman “introretrospective” is made up of five screenings that include both Hoffman’s own films and the works of his Finnish collegues. The programme has been curated by Philip Hoffman and the Finnish film maker Sami van Ingen.

The limits of cinematic expression have changed and expanded, and also our historical awareness has developed. Canadian experimental filmmaker Philip Hoffman has deep and solid roots in Finland. He has worked twice as a teacher in the University of Art and Design Helsinki during the 1990s , and his influence is prominent in the work of several filmmakers who started their careers back then. Highly personal subject matter and experimentation are the key concepts of Philip Hoffman’s work, which, on the other hand, is also a visual body of memory and emotions.

Perttu Rastas
Senior Planning Officer, Finnish National Gallery

Hoffman V: To That Which Is To Come

Stretching the expanse of Hoffman’s filmmaking, this program begins with his 1978 debut film On the Pond, an evocative look at the way photographs of the past can hasten memories for the present, and closes with the 2014 meditation on time and decay, Aged, a depiction of the slow decline of his father, who chose to die at the family cottage, the setting for both films. Centering this trilogy is the multi-screen and multi-faceted work Slaughterhouse, inspired by a road trip where Hoffman’s father recounts the rise and fall of the family’s pork processing plant, Hoffman Meats. The film weaves several inter-connected stories of loss, spanning 100 years, throughout southern Ontario: of land and agriculture, of property and business, through political, social, economic and environmental slaughter.

Philip Hoffman

Films in the screening:

On the Pond
Canda / 1978 / 10 min / 16 mm
Director: Philip Hoffman
Production: Chimera Imaging
Distribution: Philip Hoffman

Slaughterhouse
Canada / 2014 / 15 min / 16 mm, digital
Director: Philip Hoffman:
Editing: Marcel Beltran
Sound: Marcel Beltran
Music: Toni Edelmann
Compositing: Neil Burns

Aged
Canada / 2014 / 45 min / 16 mm, digital
Director: Philip Hoffman
Editing: Marcel Beltran
Sound: Marcel Beltran
Music: Toni Edelmann
Production: Chimera Imaging
Distribution: Philip Hoffman

Duration of the screening is 70 min.

  • Age limit: S

Showtimes:

  • Orion: Friday 29.1. at 17:00