“The Slow Cinema Weekend itself was an unusual and exemplary festival- within-a-festival.” (Sight and Sound)

Over this special weekend we welcomed some of the world’s leading filmmakers to Newcastle to screen and discuss their rarely seen work, across Tyneside Cinema and Star and Shadow Cinema.

Representing the most exciting cinema across Europe, Latin America, South-East Asia and the UK, these uncompromising and visionary filmmakers are devoted to the art of film.

Including Fred Kelemen, one of the boldest German filmmakers of the last 20-years; Lav Diaz internationally celebrated as the ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema; Lisandro Alonso one of the most accomplished and original Argentine artists working today; and the distinctive UK filmmaker Ben Rivers.

In this short compilation film critics and directors that were invited to participate in the slow cinema weekend speak about the importance of duration within cinema and how this relates to the festival theme.

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