Extinção (Extinction) + Salomé Lamas

As we continue to be reminded, the end of the Cold War did not see a thaw throughout the continent. Focusing on Transnistria, an unrecognised state that broke away from the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1990, Portuguese artist Salomé Lamas’ new film Extinction is led by Kolya, a self-declared Transnistrian national.

An eclectic patchwork of fiction and nonfiction, Extinction is a dark and brooding meditation on Vladimir Putin’s programme of ‘war without war, occupation without occupation’ with stunning, melancholic photography worthy of Ingmar Bergman or Bela Tarr.

Includes a Q&A with director Salomé Lamas.

Friday 21 April 2018
18.00
Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)
£6 / £4

About the artist

Salomé Lamas (b. Lisbon, 1987) studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts in Amsterdam and is a PhD candidate in contemporary art studies in Coimbra. Her work has screened worldwide in institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Berlin; Tate Modern, London; Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao; and Harvard Film Archive. She has also shown her film extensively at festivals, including Berlinale;  DocLisboa; Cinema du Réel, Paris; Fid Marseille; CPH:DOX, Copenhagen; and La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, among others.

Lamas has been granted several fellowships, from Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship at Harvard University; Sundance; the MacDowell Colony; Yaddo; and the Rockefeller Foundation–Bellagio Center in the US, to Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Bogliasco Foundation and Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD. Lamas collaborates with Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola. She works with the production company O Som e a Fúria and is represented by Galeria Miguel Nabinho.