Cryptomnesia, Azin Feizabadi, 2014

    Saturday, May 14 at 1pm (Introduced by Nina Tabassomi)
    Monday, May 16 at 1pm

    Guggenheim Museum
    New Media Theater
    1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
    Free with museum admission (Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10)

    Part of Hello Guggenheim: Film and Video Curated by Bidoun Projects


    Azin Feizabadi, 2014, 73 mins

    Alternating between autobiographical fact and fiction, Cryptomnesia narrates the author’s childhood memories of his asylum-odyssey from Iran to France, Austria, Belgium, and finally the Federal Republic of Germany, through a proxy character named Reinoldus. Reinoldus’s experiences in the industrial city of Dortmund—at a club, in the central train station, hanging out with friends at the lake—are match cut with flashbacks. The narrator’s relationship to Reinoldus and the memories fluctuates constantly, on the verge of collapse: who is telling whose story?
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