Film & Talk: Vesper (InScience x Imagine Film Festival)
On Sunday 30 October, a special collaboration between InScience and Imagine Film Festival can be watched in Amsterdam, with a screening of the film Vesper. At the invitation of InScience, scientists Jeroen den Hertog and Jelmer Hoekstra (Hubrecht Institute and LU) will delve into the themes from this film in a discussion.
The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where young Vesper struggles to survive while caring for her catatonic father. She can create organisms in her greenhouse full of magical plants. When she meets a mysterious girl from the distant citadel, her whole life is turned upside down.
Vesper is ambitious, gloomy and original, creating an authentic world with both natural and futuristic elements. The film shows that laboratories can be a place of magic and beauty.
This screening is part of the Lab Rats program, which takes place in the basement of LAB111 – where more interesting experiences await for science enthusiasts. This space is an art lab during the festival, with a temporary exhibition about the dark world of Dan Geesin’s dystopian sci-fi Sputum, ghostly photos from the Museum Vrolik’s formaldehyde collection and exclusive prints from the time when LAB111 was still a pathological anatomical laboratory. You can also experiment with different games here, such as the sci-fi body horror tycoon game Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator and the VR game Surgeon Simulator.