Followed by Q&A with director Charlie Shackleton.
A ghostly collage of black & white films from the first half of the 20th Century cut together in sequences reminiscent of the most precious dreams. The Afterlight commemorates the presence of hundreds of actors who are no longer alive. This vast ensemble cast have left behind through their performances on celluloid a kind of extended life, albeit a fragile one. On screen, they seem to wrestle with this fragility: roaming without direction, performing empty gestures, waiting endlessly for their fate.
This moving love letter to cinema is mirrored in the physical film itself; only a single 35mm print of The Afterlight exists so with each projection it slowly erodes until it eventually disappears.