Judith Abensour, Foedora

Produced by Acqua alta and Poteau d'angle
With CNAP's support
Screaning, broadcasting
Film, video
Institute of Contemporary Art Londres
Judith Abensour, Foedora

Foedora (80') by Judith Abensour is screening at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London in the week of July 9-15, 2021.

The development of the film produced by Acqua alta and Poteau d'angle was supported in 2018 as part of Cnap's Image/mouvement scheme and premiered in French competition at the last Cinéma du réel festival.

The UK Premiere of Foedora screens on Tuesday 6 July, followed by a pre-recorded conversation with director Judith Abensour. The film will then be shown daily during the week of July 9-15.


In may 2016 opened the new Palestinian Museum which is dedicated to Palestinian history and culture. It is located in Bir Zeit, a university town near Ramallah. Placed at the top of a hill  of Palestine, this ultra contemporary building, designed by the irish architects Henneghan Peng, rises with a powerful presence from the stony landscape. Inaugurated without any exhibition, this museum will stay empty till the opening of the first exhibition. Why this museum stayed empty so long ? What is revealed by this emptiness ? The film is taking place during this transition period going from the opening of the building till the setting up of the first exhibition, finally devoted to Jerusalem. Fedora is a voice haunting the new Museum : one can hear the echo of an other project that did not take place. A suspended time between what did not take place and what will happen for real, Fedora is like a construction site of a dreamt city, in contrast with a political reality where the future for a Palestinian State is becoming increasingly hypothetical.


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More information on the program : https://www.ica.art/films/foedora


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Updated: July 6 2021