100 mins – Ireland 2009 – Dir: Alan Lambert
Starring David Stalling, Frank Doyle, Jay Roche and Mohamed Ghazala
This newly remastered version of the haunting first feature by visionary director Alan Lambert interweaves short ghost stories shot with a variety of artists at locations around the world from Bermuda to Yokohama to Trinidad and New York. While its mysterious layering of different dimensions will strike a chord with David Lynch fans, its improvised style and unsettlingly lyrical tone is completely unique.
Filmmaker Alan Lambert will take part in a post-screening Q&A
Ouroboros is presented by Phantoscope, Triskel Christchurch Cinema’s quarterly experimental film event.
"Watching it leaves the impression that Lambert is a man who has travelled the world, shooting as he voyaged. On looking back over his footage, he discovers that it is not simply travel videos, but contains the mysterious imprint of a parallel reality… Ouroboros gives the impression of being a film made by ghosts, ghosts that have infiltrated and appropriated the ubiquity of moving image making in today’s world.” Maximilian Le Cain, Experimental Conversations