Siobhan Davies and David Hinton's 2012 film, All This Can Happen screens as part of Panorama Videodanse, a screendance event taking place over two days in Bordeaux and Pessac, organised by the association camillau.
All This Can Happen is a film constructed entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema.
Based on Robert Walser’s novella ‘The Walk’ (1917), the film follows the footsteps of the protagonist as series of small adventures and chance encounters take the walker from idiosyncratic observations of ordinary events towards a deeper pondering on the comedy, heartbreak and ceaseless variety of life.
In 2016 the International Journal of Screendance, dedicated for the first time in its history, a whole issue to All This Can Happen.
‘Davies and Hinton have achieved the near-impossible: a film both harrowing and full of levity, pathological and poignant, microscopic and expansive.’ Sukhdev Sandhu, Sight & Sound