Basel, January 6, 2021
Next stop: Sundance
Bildrausch friend Vadim Jendreyko is presenting his latest work at Robert Redford's legendary film festival.
Basel, January 5, 2021
A City is a Cinema
Bildrausch and the Fine Arts Museum Basel turn the entire city into a cinema! With our "A City is a Cinema" tour, we are transforming Basel's familiar facades, hidden walls and anonymous surfaces into public festival screens.
Basel, December 23, 2020
Touring the festivals
The Spanish all-rounder Luís Miñarro is presenting his latest cinematic contribution in the competition programme of International Film Festival Rotterdam.
In 2019, the director Luís Miñarro celebrated the Swiss premiere of Love Me Not – an exciting new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Salome – in Bildrausch's international competition programme 'Cutting Edge'. Already in 2014, his directing debut Stella Cadente reinvented the costume drama genre in an abstract and lavishly inventive way, and he came to Basel then for the first time.
Basel, December 22, 2020
A Place to Be
The stage is set for the Bildrausch Salon 2021! Bildrausch is occupying Theaterplatz with its new festival centre: A open space for encounters and a central meeting point with a fine bar and eatery.
The things that this space has already seen and heard! Be it a legendary concert or a heated panel debate, be it an intimate film screening, analogue film development or concentrated film critique, be it performance, an opening event or a party: for all those who are not sitting in the cinema or on the piazza, the Bildrausch Salon is the place to be, and even in 2021 nobody will want to avoid it!
Basel, December 17, 2020
Of Animals and Humans
Lav Diaz's latest film makes it into the Asian Top 10 of the legendary New Music Express (NME).
Since 1952, the legendary English New Music Express (NME) has been publishing its "best" lists. This has not changed during the pandemic. The editorial team spent a lot of time finding the world's best films of the year 2020 at the virtual film festivals. The Bildrausch winner Lav Diaz made it into the top 10 of East and South Asian cinema with his latest film Genus Pan (Lahi, Hayop). Congratulations!
Basel, October 14, 2020
A Manifesto for Cinema
Thai director and auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul is making use of the current deceleration to think about the future of cinema.
Thai director and auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul – the winner of the Bildrausch Ring of Film Art in 2016 for Cemetery of Splendor – is making use of the current deceleration to think about the future of cinema. In an equally poetic and radical utopia of a Cinema of the Present, he imagines how the temporary break from cinema can inspire us to take a slower, more patient and more sensual approach to enjoying films, for "when the future is uncertain, the present becomes precious".