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13 July 2019


Makino Takashi’s film takes the viewer on an epic multi-layered journey to remind us that “we too reside among the stars.”

Experimenting with the number of frames per second and multiple exposure, which allows him to layer up to 200 images at once, Makino Takashi manipulates footage of snow, leaves, and the city until they are no longer recognizable in the swarms of vibrating particles and shimmering clouds of light. Conceived as a reminder to “remember the stars,” the film by the Japanese video artist explores the beginnings of all phenomena in the shapeless universal field of primary matter—the beginnings that are not too different from the birth of stars and planets in the vortexes of space dust.

Makino Takashi (b. 1978) has shown his films at MoMA PS1 (New York), Whitechapel Gallery (London), International Film Festival Rotterdam and documenta 14 (Athens, 2017). In 2017, Takashi was awarded a MIEFF prize for his film On Generation and Corruption.

The film will be introduced by Makino Takashi.

The premiere is organised with the support of the Japan Foundation in Moscow.

Memento Stella
Director: Makino Takashi
Japan, Hong Kong, 2018. 60 min. 16+


Moscow International Experimental Film Festival was established in 2016 with a strong aspiration to create a new cultural institution that would provide a close look at a wide range of experimental practices with the moving image. MIEFF is an international showcase platform welcoming up-and-coming as well as experienced filmmakers from around the world and will lay the foundation for a new generation of artists in our country, facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, and engage a wider creative young audience with this brave approach to seeing things differently in film.


Standard: 400 RUB


 Garage Members: 200 RUB

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

** Please bring proof of eligibility

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