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13 films in package
Round Round Round (Rond Rond Rond)
Poetic and surrealist, "Round Round Round" is a film about circles.
Vodník Many Years After the Rainstorm
In San Francisco, years after his hideous crimes, the fiendish water creature Vodník emerges from Czech folklore to recount his beguiling tale.
Closed captions available
HUGE choice
In this surreal animation, a character's freedom of choice is shown to be increasingly limited in scope.
Hey Baby
A passionate love poem to…him? Me? Love itself?
Nomad Palindrome
"Nomad Palindrome" captures a transient lifestyle that moves both forward and backward at once. The entire poem is a palindrome.
The Moment Before the Song Begins
A short-form, experimental portrait of the late South Carolina poet Starkey Flythe, Jr.
anathema (anatema)
"anathema" is a video poem from the artist's first book of poetry "if said, it can become the truth," edited as two-channel projection.
October Eleventh
Our home turned to ice one bitter, cold night.
Deep Ocean (Fundo do Mar)
A video poem about deep ocean.
Her Love is a Bleeding Tank (她的爱是泣血的战车)
The narrator of this visual poem is a concentrated expression of delicateness, purity, and virtue who stoically endures a life that takes her ever further from lofty dreams of becoming a celebrated idol.
Weary Blues
At the center of "Weary Blues" is the archetypal “common” person, their resilience in the face of despair or despondency, and the role of music in easing life's woes. The title is from Langston Hughes's poem and eponymous first book.
Watercolour as a metaphor beyond blood and genes for the bonds that create family.
blue jay
The stories of three strangers looking to escape their mundane lives intersect at an old motel where they learn to confront their own demons.
Closed captions available

The in-person screening of this program will take place on Apr. 23 at 7pm at Northwest Film Forum.

Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2022 will be held both virtually and in-person. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID Festival Passes are available here!

A circle, a palindrome, and a giant cake walk into a cinema—these conceptual explorations bounce between linear narratives and abstract observations. At times delightfully oddball, at others self-reflexive, these video poems skew perspective by infusing formal structures with experimental play—collectively addressing the dualities of this bizarre and beautiful life.

Poetic and surrealist, Round Round Round is a film about circles.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    French, with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Note
    Poet: Nicolas Monfort
  • Director
    Nicolas Monfort
  • Producer
    Nicolas Monfort
  • Editor
    Nicolas Monfort
  • Animator
    Nicolas Monfort
  • Sound Design
    Philippe Malempré
  • Music
    Votre Chazam