“Persistencies of Sadness & Still Days”, is a four hour feature film by Maximilian Le Cain and Rouzbeh Rashidi. Structured in two sections or ‘takes’ of two hours each, this dream-like, experimental project offers two complementary explorations of cinematic form that skirt around possible narratives, ducking through a series of fluctuating audio-visual categories and intensities. It stars John McCarthy, James Devereaux, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Sara-Jane Power and Maximilian Le Cain.
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The Arts Council of Ireland backed experimental feature film HE (2012) by Rouzbeh Rashidi is now completely finished and ready for festivals and screenings. This two hours dream-like film explores the theme of suicide in a very abstract audio visual approach. The production began in September 2011 in Dublin and finished in February 2012 in Cork and it is featuring:
James Devereaux, Cillian Roche, Maximilian Le Cain, George Hanover & John McCarthy.
Soundscape composed especially for the film by Mick O’Shea & Emil Nerstrand.
Trailer can be watched HERE
For complete info about HE please its website HERE
Rashidi continues his collaboration with actor James Devereaux in this unsettling and ultimately touching portrait of an isolated actor possessed by film history.
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THE RETURN OF “HE”Work on Irish Arts Council backed feature film, HE, continues in February, when the production will relocate to Cork, and The Guesthouse. Five new actors will join the cast, and, using Rashidi and Devereaux’s intense and highly creative improvisatory techniques, will respond to the work they did last year in Dublin, by creating new scenes, which will form the basis for the second half of the film. In addition, atmospheric scenes, interiors, and dream sequences will be shot, before HE enters post-production.ARTIST RESIDENCYAt the same time, Rashidi will enjoy a 3 week residency at The Guesthouse, where he will present a number of screenings in order to give a fuller understanding of the unusual ideas and techniques he employs in his work, and to create a dialogue around them.MORE HSPAlso while in Cork, Rashidi-Devereaux Cinema will shoot two new short films for the cinematic laboratory that is the Homo Sapiens Project. Part cryptic film diaries, and part impressionistic portraits of people and places, the Homo Sapiens Project is an ongoing personal video project initiated by Rouzbeh Rashidi last year. Rouzbeh has shot six of the already 74 films in the series with James.NEW FEATURE FILM ANNOUNCEMENT 1“The Essence And Characteristic Quality Of THEM” will look at the relationship between a man and a woman. The film will take a minimalist aesthetic, where there will be almost no dialogue. Again Rouzbeh and James will work without a script or any formal preparation, but will create the scenes of the film using their unique, collaborative improvisations. Casting opportunities will be made available when appropriate, and will be especially on the look out for a strong actress to play the female lead.NEW FEATURE FILM ANNOUNCEMENT 2“Reclusive Gallants” is about two un-dead creatures who observe the city from a distance, and spend their time discussing incidents and small details from the past. This time, Rashidi and Devereaux will be joined by actor John Giles, who will play one of the co-leads. More details soon.
“Rashidi-Devereaux Cinema” is filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi, and actor James Devereaux. Both highly experienced in their respective fields, they began collaborating in 2010, with the -inspired feature film, Closure Of Catharsis, about a man coming to terms with a repressed trauma. The film has enjoyed a strong response, and has been shown in Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia and Chile, with more screenings to be confirmed.
More recently, Rashidi & Devereaux started work on the Irish Arts Council backed feature film, HE, about a man who, intent on killing himself, is recording messages for his wife and family. Filming began in Dublin this year, and will be completed in February 2012. They have also completed six shorts for The Homo Sapiens Project, a highly experimental, personal film series, part cryptic film diaries, and part impressionistic portraits of places and people.
Rashidi & Devereaux intend to create work over many many years, using their unique filmmaker-actor collaborative methods to construct an extensive filmography. Several new productions are already in the pipeline, and this website aims to keep you right up to date with everything that’s happening; They will be posting news, articles, reviews, Q and As, interviews, plus trailers, blogs, screening news, and developments with the Rashidi-Devereaux film workshops.”