Cinema Simply Different

Giovanni Pastrone’s silent film epic Cabiria is a milestone in silent film history. Countless directors such as D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille learned from his impressive technical innovations such as panning shots through three-dimensional settings. Cabiria tells the story of the young patrician girl Cabiria who is kidnapped during the Second Punic War and is sold as a slave to the High Priest of Carthage. She is bound to be offered as a sacrifice to the deity Moloch, but the Roman prince Fulvio and his bulky manservant Maciste intervene. A series of countless adventures and intrigues ensues.

This film will be set to the live accompaniment by the band Convulsif, which pits composed music against powerful improvisation and musical experimentation. Equipped with an unusual set of instruments – a classical rhythm section along with an E-Violin and a bass clarinet – this quartet combines and intermingles tendencies from experimental rock and electro-acoustic improvisation. The result is a uniquely powerful blend of Doom, Drone, Black Metal and Noise.

Pablo Assandri – Head of IOIC

Translation: Carlos Hartmann

Other films in this program