Venturing into a fantastical world
KASKcinema, hosted by KASK&Conservatorium, has a soft spot for films that are underrepresented on the regular cinema circuit: shorts, experimental work, double bills, (cult) classics, films with live music, festival hits without distributor, documentaries etc. It’s a small cinema with a playful programme collaborating with a lot of partners to offer a joyous buffet of film events.
Written by Bert Lesaffer
programmer of KASKcinema
On 16 May we have a screening of the Polish documentary You have no idea how much I love you by Pawel Lozinski. I saw it at IDFA and remember being so angry afterwards. It’s a film that pops up in my mind ever since and the anger I felt at the time has been transformed into an ongoing thought process.
The anger I felt at the time has been transformed into an ongoing thought process
The film is an overview of five therapeutic sessions a mother and daughter have. As is often the case, the symptom that brings them to the therapist is only the signifier of a psychological structure. In this case, the problematic behaviour of the daughter soon makes room for the personal history of the mother. The way she takes on the maternal role is questioned. Complaints that bring people to a therapeutic setting are often linked to pieces of subconsciously constructed fiction that have become impossible to live with. Here the audience is asked to question what this fiction is. Can the mother see the daughter for who she is or will she always be an object moulded by the lens of her own history? What new fiction do they need to construct in order to see each other as a separate entity? And can a new form of love emerge from this sort of distance?
You have no idea how much I love you by Pawel Lozinski
16 May – KASKcinema, Ghent