InScience Film Festival

Online release of film Symmetry

Ruben van Leer is a film maker and an interdisciplinary artist. His dance-opera film Symmetry (2015) won the Golden Prague award for “Best Performance Art”. His film was screened at the first edition of InScience and this year Ruben is part of the InScience Jury. In the months September and October 2019 Symmetry will be released online globally in 84 territories, in 8 different languages on the following platforms: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Vudu (US), iNDEMAND (US) and Filmin (SPA).

About the film

Symmetry is a dance-opera film shot inside CERN, the largest experimental particle physics facility in the world. With the cathedral-like majesty of the Large Hadron Collider as his theatre, a modern physicist searches for the smallest primordial particle and discovers a love without end. Symmetry Unravelled is an accompanying documentary about the collision of art and science in the world’s largest machine at CERN. Complementing the dance-opera film, man’s fascination with the unknown is revealed.

About the project

Filmmaker Ruben Van Leer, choreographer Lukas Timulak and soprano Claron McFadden were one of the first Guest Artists of the prestigious Arts at Cern programme. The programme set ground for a conversation with participating scientists e.g. head of IAS Princeton Robbert Dijkgraaf, CERN physicists John Ellis and Michael Doser and former head of Arts at Cern and curator Ariane Koek. The resulting 2 films, which where screened at 26 film festivals, won 11 international awards amongst the Golden Prague Award for best performance arts and San Francisco Dance Film Festival for best director and VFX, aired globally on Sky Arts and other cultural TV channels reaching a total audience of more than a million. And is now being released on-demand on all the major platforms world wide.

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