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CPH:DOX digs into excerpts from cinema that have influenced Khan’s film work, and themes from Bat For Lashes’ albums.

“I’m excited to explore some of my favourite moments in cinema, themes that cover the hero’s journey, surrealism and phenomena in film, and the relationship between music and visual art.”

Natasha Khan

Copenhagen’s film festival CPH:DOX hosted a special evening dedicated to Natasha Khan’s music, film and art on March 23rd, moderated by multidisciplinary artist and writer Emma Rosenzweig.

The English/Pakistani singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been praised by critics and audiences worldwide and compared to names such as Kate Bush and Björk. But it is not just as a musician that Khan has managed to make a mark. As a former student of Music & Visual Arts, these two art forms have always been strongly linked to her; she has directed breathtaking short films and made several lauded scores for the screen. At this event, Khan gave a moderated talk and curated excerpts from cinema that have influenced themes from Bat For Lashes’ albums.

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The evening followed major themes throughout Khan’s work:

DEPICTING GRIEF IN FILM USING SURREALISM AND SYMBOLISM (Khan’s short film ‘I Do’)

MAGIC & REALISM IN DOMESTIC SITUATIONS (Khan’s short film ‘I Do’, ET)

PHENOMENA (Under the Skin, Khan’s short film ‘Light Beings’)

THE LONELY WANDERER & THE DESERT AS A CHARACTER (‘Paris Texas’, Khan’s ‘Devika’, ‘The Bride’ & ‘The Hunger’)

THE JOURNEY, THE ROAD (‘Wild at Heart’, ‘Wizard of Oz’)

HORROR AND FEMININE  INTUITION (‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Hereditary’, Khan’s ‘Sexwitch’)

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