film review

Party’s Over

What is a vegan attitude to the screen? Can you devour cinema ethically? The film review Party’s Over, presented at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, is devoted to the relationship between cinema and food.

Film and culinary culture share a very close relationship. It’s about more than just eating popcorn during screenings, or the increasingly popular food movie reviews. The daily practice of consumption is also connected to cinematography through visual pleasure, and shortages of food or its excess are one of the more significant topics of modern documentary cinema.

In November, audiences at the U–jazdowski cinema will have the opportunity to watch experimental films by Chantal Akerman, Krystyna Gryczełowska, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Martha Rosler, Michael Snow, Jan Švankmajer, Joyce Wieland, Agnès Varda as well as documentaries by Jumana Manna, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, that view the subject of food in different ways. In them, food becomes a lens that focuses on contemporary social and economic tensions. The films presented as part of the programme of Party’s Over look at the links between culinary culture and gender divisions or hunger in the context of global conflicts.

Party’s Over will also include meetings and lectures on the tangibility of film and food. The programme will include workshops on organic film processing led by Dagie Brundert. We will have a chance to hear the British film critic Anat Pick talking about vegan cinema. A new work by visual artist Karolina Brzuzan, author of Starvation Cookbook, will also be presented. The review will end with discussion about food politics, hunger and cinema.

Tickets are available at the U–jazdowski ticket office. More details in the Programme tab.

  • Cover photo
    • Dagie Brundert