Lucy Beech Germany 2023 27 min M18 (Nudity)
Beatrix tries to break from her troubled history and express her creative selfhood in this experimental adaptation of an Eve Sedgwick poem.
Coming of age in a disordered family, Beatrix negotiates between the inside and outside world, her burgeoning sense of self, and desire for creative expression while coping with a shameful bladder condition. Beech adapted lines, characters and themes from Eve Sedgwick’s little-known verse novella of the same title, framing them with co-writer Cassie Westwood’s narration.
Amidst a crisis in writing, Sedgwick took nine years to finish the poem, as societal change led her to imagine a different future for her characters. Her sometimes-repellent source text and notes intersect with Beech’s film and interest in the generative potential of waste, and show different types of narrative that film, poetry and theory can accommodate.
AT THE FEST!
Screening are free seating & first-come, first-serve basis.
All ticket purchasers are kindly asked to be on time and note the 10-min grace period.
Plus, a new Rush Queue for last-min folks!
Artist filmmaker Lucy BEECH’s work revolves around research, writing, directing, choreography, editing and collaboration. Their work has been exhibited extensively in Europe, and Warm Decembers is part of an ongoing project about waste and transformation. Beech is a guest professor at Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg and fellow at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Warm Decembers & Mangosteen (Double Bill)