Fragment of an Empire at BFI London
12 October 2018
Eye restoration Fragment of an Empire at BFI London
Eye Filmmuseum's restoration of Fragment of an Empire (in close cooperation with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and Gosfilmofond) is presented at the BFI London Film Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday. Fragment of an Empire is a film from 1929 by Fridrikh Ermler. It tells the story of a soldier that struggles with his return to St. Petersburg after the first world war. The film is presented in the Treasures programme, which brings recently restored cinematic classics and discoveries from archives around the world to the Festival in London.
Furthermore over a dozen other films from Eye Filmmuseum's 68mm Mutoscope and Biograph collection have been scanned and prepared for BFI Treasures as well.
At BFI seven minority Dutch co-productions are also selected for the festival. Too Late To Die Young by Dominga Sotomayor (co-produced by Circe Films) is selected for the Official Competition. Girl by Lukas Dhont (co-produced by Topkapi Films) and Holiday by Isabella Eklof (co-produced by OAK Motion Pictures) are selected for the First Feature Competition. Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu (co-produced by Rinkel Film) has a special presentation as part of BFI Flare. The Debate-section includes the films Donbass by Sergei Loznitsa (co-produced by Graniet Film and Wild at Art), Freedom Fields by Naziha Arebi and Tehran, City Of Love by Ali Jaberansari (co-produced by Viking Film) is included in the Love-strand.
The 62nd BFI London Film Festival 2018 runs from 10 to 21 October