The Ghost Frequency

Sunday 5 June 2016

Cinema, Horsebridge Arts Centre

Chiara Ambrosio
(2014, UK-Italy, 72 mins)

A haunting artists’ documentary exploring the half-populated, half-ruined village of Verbicaro in Calabria, southern Italy, scored by Bird Radio, The Ghost Frequency (La Frequenza Fantasma) tells the story of a place suspended in time and space, where the memory of a mythical past and the present are inextricably intertwined. It is an investigation into the nature of collective and personal history, into the origin and preservation of memory. It is the story of the relationship between animate and inanimate matter, and of how this relationship turns into the motor and purpose of existence – a search for the sacred patterns of the quotidian within the rhythms of nature.

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This screening took place on 5 June 2016. Tickets are no longer available.

Book tickets: £5 (£4 concessions).
Whitstable Biennale Film Pass: £15 (£10 concessions).