Avant-première of the new film by Annelein Pompe (The Shadow Workers)
Filmmaker and artist Annelein Pompe (1988) lives and works in Brussels, where she participated in the Sound Image Culture (SIC) program, a nomadic workplace for film and anthropology. She graduated from the Image & Language departement at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She used to work as a projectionist at Art Cinema OFFoff. In an early stage, the new film originated in OFFoff’s 40′ (forty minutes) format in 2016.
In the presence of the cast and crew
In 2016, in a honey shop in Ghent, Annelein Pompe, the director of this film, meets an impressive woman: Fabienne van Lomberghen. This woman is not only special because of her artist past as co-founder of the Ancienne Belgique in the 1960s, or because she is the first female Hammond organist in Europe to make records. Something else was going on with her. With the help of Saint Anthony, the director goes in search of Fabienne to make a film about her. What remains is the cinematic search in which other women temporarily take her place, waiting for a bus, walking down the street, being in love, working, looking for something.
With Heleen Debruyne, Bob Mees
The result of over five years of Super‑8 and 16mm filming on New York City streets, Lost Book Found is a semi-fictional diary film that draws from the director’s own experience as a pushcart vendor in lower Manhattan. The work is crafted from what such a vendor might have seen and heard. The film revolves around a mysterious notebook filled with obsessive listings of places, objects, and incidents. These listings serve as the key to a hidden city: a city of unconsidered geographies and layered artifacts – the relics of low-level capitalism and the debris of countless forgotten narratives.
“What is the city made of? Sometimes it seems as if the city is the rubble of stories and memories, layers and layers. And that objects, all of the remnants of things are like the cities skin. Many of these objects, these leavings, are the relics of commerce. Of the simple exchange of goods and services. Most people spend most of their lives earning a living. One man or woman’s loss is another one’s gain. Time is money. A man is selling puppets at the corner of 6th avenue. It’s 1993 and I’m watching from my car. Across the street to my right there’s a giant clock, covered in plaster. Somewhere along the avenue, I hear the sound of sweeping.” – Last words of the film; Jem Cohen’s voice-over