Ann Oren · 2023
86min · DCP
  • Friday, Sep 22, 2023, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Sep 23, 2023, 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Sep 24, 2023, 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Sep 30, 2023, 5:00pm

Introverted and unqualified, Eva is unexpectedly tasked with foleying the sound for a commercial featuring a horse. As she slowly acclimates to the new job, her obsession with creating the perfect equine sounds grows into something more tangible. Eva harnesses this new physicality, becoming more confident and empowered, and lures an unassuming botanist into an intriguing game of submission. Shot on lush 16mm, PIAFFE is a visceral journey into control, gender, and artifice.

Part of our 16mm Centennial Celebration Series!

In German with English subtitles.

CRITIC’S PICK! Piaffe is ideologically abstract and beguilingly weird… the film’s provocations have a playfulness and generosity that are enormously appealing.” Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“Original and wholly captivating, Piaffe is a gender-fluid and cross-species exploration of sensual energy in all its varied forms.” Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“Nothing is phoned in here, everything is calibrated to a unique frequency so that even though you can trace the influence of Bette Gordon, Catherine Breillat, and Lucille Hadzhihalillovic, Piaffe is its own playful and majestic beast.” Sophie Monks Kaufman, indieWire