Post-rock quartet We Stood Like Kings from Brussels has earned a reputation as one of the most compelling performers of live soundtracks to silent movies.
The band uses piano as its central instrument, then builds up a wall of sound that blends soft, epic, intense and refined sections. Its latest project is a soundtrack to Soviet cinéma-vérité director Dziga Vertov’s “A Sixth Part of the World”.
Film researcher Dr. Oksana Sarkisova, who specializes in Soviet documentary film history, has said that Vertov’s films display a persistent fascination with travel. “Movement across vast spaces is perhaps the most recurrent motif in his oeuvre…”
The film will be screened in the Ancien Cinéma Café-Club, a charming cultural venue that promotes young independent artists and events and aims to serve as “a platform of cooperation between local and international artists under an umbrella called ‘Where West meets East’”.