Wavelengths 4: Pastourelle 
Compline / Aubade / Pastourelle / Water Lillies
Nathaniel Dorsky is one of the most gifted 16mm filmmakers of our time and was recently voted “The Best Experimental filmmaker of the Decade” by a poll conducted by Film Comment magazine.
Suffused with longing, Dorksy’s three latest films, Compline, Aubade and Pastourelle
(U.S.A.) demonstrate a devotional cinema wherein the plasticity of the medium is met by the artist’s consummate expression.
Arresting in its twilight beauty and filled with beguiling apparitions, Compline is the final film Dorsky was able to shoot on Kodachrome, his preferred and longtime-used film stock.
Aubade, which is a poem evoking daybreak, signals a new beginning, with his shooting on colour negative.
Glimpses of Paris – the abstraction of its flickering neon signs, the elegance of its views - appear in both Aubade and Pastourelle, the latter presented here as a World Premiere.
The programme concludes with T. Marie’s wondrous digital triptych, Water Lillies (U.S.A.),
which evokes Monet’s famous late Impressionist series by meticulously employing the inherent aesthetisizing properties of pixels, working with time and luminosity.