Director: Rose Lowder

France, experimental, 1989, 8 min

The title of “Impromptu” reflects both its creating process and the trait of life taking an unexpected course. This film intertwines time and space by being filmed frame on frame, in surprising locations, during a surprising time... but exactly this was the idea of the creator: contingency and visual improvisation.

About the director:

Rose Lowder (born in 1941, France) planned to become a sculptor and a painter – cinema was only a chance to make some additional money and a hobby. But in 1977 the filmmaker concentrated on studying cinematography and never left this branch, actively participating in underground cinema distribution societies and lecturing about the art of cinema. The works of R. Lowder are full of freshness and contingency: every detail is met with the joy of discovery.

Section: Special Screenings: Avantgarde women programme curated by Jonas Mekas

Dir. of Photography: Rose Lowder