Roger Ballen’s film Roger the Rat selected to screen at the Même Pas Peur: Festival International du Film Fantastique de la Réunion
February 4, 2021
Roger Ballen’s recent film Roger the Rat has been selected to screen at the distinguished Même Pas Peur: Festival International du Film Fantastique de la Réunion. The 11th edition of the festival will be a live event at the Cinéma Henri Madoré in the city of Saint-Philippe, Réunion Island and will take place this February 17 – 22.
Roger the Rat is Ballen’s latest short film (25 minutes) and was conceived and completed during the lockdown period in South Africa, inspired by the monograph bearing of the same title released by Berlin publisher Hatje Cantz. Adhering to the distinct Ballenesque aesthetic, these images beautifully oscillate between fantasy, dark humor and unceasing pessimism. Both publication and film render a farcical commentary on the zeitgeist of our time.