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Phillip Barker's Strange Universe II: 2010s
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Shadow Nettes

Nominees and Awards


The Shadow Nette is a traditional fishing device that projects the silhouette of the fisherman. It is these projections that attract the innocent prey, drawing them close to be captured in nets. Shadow Nettes follows one Shadow Nette Fisherman as he attempts to teach the operation of the device to his teenage son. The film crew were given special permission to track the fishing family and witness the strange rituals, capturing them on film for the first time. Some parts of the most secretive rituals were off limits, and have been recreated by the film makers, based on sketches and notation.




Phillip BARKER

Phillip BARKER was born in 1955 in UK. His works traverse short films and art installations, and he is also filmmaker Atom EGOYAN’s long-time production designer. In 2017, his film Shadow Nettes won Best Canadian Short at the Vancouver International Film Festival. A worldwide tour of "Strange Machines", a retrospective of his works, began in 2019.


Cinema Auditorium Time Notes Tickets
Century Asia Cinemas 2F 4 2022/10/21 Friday 18:50 (Master Lecture after screening)
NEIWEI ARTS CENTER reel two 2022/10/24 Monday 19:30
Century Asia Cinemas 2F 4 2022/10/26 Wednesday 20:40

※ Notes:    With filmmakers' attendance/talks    Non-English language films without Chinese subtitles