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The planet of slums whose other half we inhabit may have a hundred words for 
misery, yet none of them conveys the full horror of what cinema usually makes 
of it: a parade of victims, a spectacle of empathy, a self-fulfilling prophecy
that claims, comfortingly, that none of what can be seen can ever be imagined. 
Enter Khavn, who, five minutes into any of his films, will not only have made a 
complete and compelling argument for the power of imagination, inventiveness, 
exaggeration and bad taste, but also deliver a fully plausible demonstration of 
how to make engaged cinema in a slum: simply by engaging the slum. And what he 
engages the slum in turns out to be one of the most truthful parodies of mondo 
filmmaking in recent memory, where the genre-specific boundaries of horror, 
exploitation, science fiction, musical, queer cinema and political documentary 
don't "blur", but in fact quite sharply align with the limits of the territory, 
where each genre-bending turn of events traces an actual social bifurcation (*).
It's still "trash", but in a fashion that hopefully increases the appreciation 
of trash as material, resource, habitat, system, principle and philosophy.

(*) "Most commonly applied to the mathematical study of dynamical systems, a 
bifurcation occurs when a small smooth change made to the parameter values 
[...] of a system causes a sudden qualitative or topological change in its 
behaviour." (according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifurcation_theory)


                                                               khavn 2007 79 min

                                                               khavn 2010 72 min

                                                                 before & after:
                                                                        edsa xxx
                                                               khavn 2012 85 min

                                                                        august 2
                                                                            9 pm

                                                            prⅳate cinema berlin
                                                                saal 2 kreuzberg
                                                                u kottbusser tor

                                                                  12 seats, rsvp
                                                          first come first serve
                                                       location in separate mail



prⅳate cinema berlin

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