Iain Sinclair & Colin MacCabe Present: Le Mépris at the ICA

20 November 2013

£10 / £8 concessions / £7 ICA Members

A screening of Le Mépris for Iain Sinclair’s 70×70, a season of 70 films that have appeared in his novels to mark his 70th birthday, followed by a discussion between Sinclair and writer and film producer Colin MacCabe.

‘I remember seeing this one at the National Film Theatre on the night before I left London for the Mediterranean island of Gozo. Where I would correspond with William Burroughs and work on the script that was never made, The Face on the Fork. Godard’s film played in every way like a trailer. Like an art movie shot over the weekend as a real-estate brochure for a special property, the Villa Malaparte on Capri. (Another island film, from the series of women arriving, returning or disappearing: Bardot here, Lea Massari and Monica Vitti in L’avventura, Magnani in Vulcano, Ingrid Bergman in Stromboli. Capri also features in Rossellini’s Viaggio in Italia, a Godard favourite.) Le Mépris is a promo for Bardot as widescreen topography – while Godard thinks up something for her to do.

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London, Restless City: Iain Sinclair and Stewart Home, ICA London

Long overdue, thanks to Gino Brignoli, here is a link to the podcast of this event.


Psychogeographer and author Iain Sinclair and avant-garde academic Stewart Home are here to talk about London as an ever-changing environment.

They will be exploring the architecture and cultural make-up of our capital in relation to a city that is essentially restless and continually evolving. Sinclair’s writing has often focused on London; his latest book,Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, is a personal record of the area he has lived in for the past 40 years.

Location ICA, Cinema 1

Price: 12gbp or discounts

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