VIERNES 24 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 21:45 HRS. | 95 MIN.
DOMINGO 26 | CINEMEX REFORMA-CASA DE ARTE | 18:00 HRS. | 95 MIN.
Of time and the sea (Bahar Zmien)
Malta – United Kingdom | 2018 | DCP | Color | 94 min | Peter Sant
Director: Peter Sant
Script: Peter Sant, Alex Vella Gera
Producer: Peter Sant, Enrico Tessarin
Cinematography: Martin Testar
Sound: Peter Sant
Music: Raymond Sciberras
Edition: Peter Sant
Cast: Ruth Borg, Narcy Calamatta, Mandy Mifsud, Keith Barbara, Michael Tabone, Theresa Gauci, Thomas Briffa, Manuel Cutajar, Alan Attard, David Ellul-Mercer
Production Company: Hereonin
This is an allegorical film about stasis and slow change. A crippled King whose kingdom has crumbled, lives in a remote corner of an island. First in the wake of a bizarre malady of mysterious origin with his two daughters. The King forces his younger daughter to work tirelessly, building rubble walls in strange megalithic-type configurations in a feverish attempt to stave off a return of the virus. Following a series of encounters with an obnoxious neighbour, a Chinese billionaire desperate to contract the disease and a sousaphone player in search of his band mates, the malady appears to return. The social order, already precarious, crumbles as the virus takes hold once again.
Peter Sant (b. 1975 Australia) relocating to London in 1998 where he completed his MA at the Slade School of Fine Art. His debut feature “BaħarŻmien (Of Time and the Sea)” premiered at the 2018 FIDMarseille. His short films and installations have been exhibited in numerous galleries and festivals including, Aesthetica Film Festival (York), ASC Gallery (London), Alexandria Film Festival (Egypt), Birkbeck Cinema (London), Blackfriars Gallery (London) and Moves Festival (Liverpool). Peter is also the founder of Hereonin, a film production company based in Malta.
Festivals International Film Festival Marseille