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Usual Heroes | Denis Bourges

  • France
  • 2018
  • en
  • 13
Direction: Denis Bourges

Like so many B-movie extras, the sometimes twilight silhouettes captured by Denis Bourges come and go against a backdrop of mythical Hollywood. This film is bathed in an atmosphere of American literature, cinema and music, which gives all these “ordinary heroes” a universal scope. The words of Monica Rattazzi give them a voice, which gets lost against a background of urban solitude, while Denis Bourges, co-founder of the Tendance Floue collective, captures the body language in so many photographs brimming with melancholy.

Like so many B-movie extras, the sometimes twilight silhouettes captured by Denis Bourges come and go against a backdrop of mythical Hollywood. This film is bathed in an atmosphere of American literature, cinema and music, which gives all these “ordinary heroes” a universal scope. The words of Monica Rattazzi give them a voice, which gets lost against a background of urban solitude, while Denis Bourges, co-founder of the Tendance Floue collective, captures the body language in so many photographs brimming with melancholy.

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Still Not There, Arno Rafael Minkkinen

  • Finland, Germany
  • 1996
  • fi
  • en
  • 50
Direction: Kimmo Koskela

As we are nude in the significant moments of our existence, why not every once in a while, throughout our lives, see the nudity in ourselves? One of the questions raised by photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Firstly in Finland’s bare and frozen landscapes, he plays with his body, with nature and shows us his fantastic and witty entanglements. His self-portraits never seek to glorify the photographer’s body, which appears and disappears in his images like an enigma. Writer Michel Tournier sees his photography as Arabic calligraphy, an abstract and sophisticated sign.

As we are nude in the significant moments of our existence, why not every once in a while, throughout our lives, see the nudity in ourselves? One of the questions raised by photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Firstly in Finland’s bare and frozen landscapes, he plays with his body, with nature and shows us his fantastic and witty entanglements. His self-portraits never seek to glorify the photographer’s body, which appears and disappears in his images like an enigma. Writer Michel Tournier sees his photography as Arabic calligraphy, an abstract and sophisticated sign.

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The Parade - A Post-industrial Tale | Samuel Bollendorff

  • France
  • 2017
  • fr
  • en
  • 51

From atop a slag heap, a curious character with a large head contemplates the landscape. On a rutted secondary road glistening in the rain, a procession of majorettes suddenly materializes. A brass band marching through deserted streets. The Parade takes us to meet the proud inhabitants of the Hauts-de-France region, driven by a passion passed down through generations. Combining still shots, moving pictures, and remarkable sound work, this documentary brings rend sensible a living popular culture.

From atop a slag heap, a curious character with a large head contemplates the landscape. On a rutted secondary road glistening in the rain, a procession of majorettes suddenly materializes. A brass band marching through deserted streets. The Parade takes us to meet the proud inhabitants of the Hauts-de-France region, driven by a passion passed down through generations. Combining still shots, moving pictures, and remarkable sound work, this documentary brings rend sensible a living popular culture.

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Saul Leiter | In No Great Hurry

  • United Kingdom
  • 2012
  • en
  • 75
Direction: Tomas Leach

In his studio, at home in the Lower East Side, Saul Leiter talks to director Tomas Leach about his family history, his first camera, his beginnings in fashion, and what drives him. A master of colour, he begins taking slides when everyone else is focused on monochrome. His painter's eye leads him towards photographic abstraction, an eye that conveyed an incomparable sense of colour and composition.

In his studio, at home in the Lower East Side, Saul Leiter talks to director Tomas Leach about his family history, his first camera, his beginnings in fashion, and what drives him. A master of colour, he begins taking slides when everyone else is focused on monochrome. His painter's eye leads him towards photographic abstraction, an eye that conveyed an incomparable sense of colour and composition.

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Dolorès Marat | Dolorès

  • France
  • 2022
  • fr
  • en
  • 70

Against all odds, Dolorès Marat quietly built a personal body of work on the fringes of fashion and the world of contemporary art. Timeless images, evanescent but persistent, like so many interior landscapes bathed in solitude. Working through an alphabet primer from Avignon (at the blue hour) to Ventoux, from the apartment-studio to hanging the "Cascades" exhibition, the director follows in the footsteps of the frugal Dolorès, shy yet bold, always sincere.

Against all odds, Dolorès Marat quietly built a personal body of work on the fringes of fashion and the world of contemporary art. Timeless images, evanescent but persistent, like so many interior landscapes bathed in solitude. Working through an alphabet primer from Avignon (at the blue hour) to Ventoux, from the apartment-studio to hanging the "Cascades" exhibition, the director follows in the footsteps of the frugal Dolorès, shy yet bold, always sincere.

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The cyanotype (with maté) by Carlos Barrantes

  • France
  • 2022
  • es
  • Fr
  • 34

Carlos Barrantes, master of printing and historical processes, takes us step by step through cyanotypes. From his Perpignan laboratory, he carefully explains his preparations and manipulations, giving an artist's perspective on his choices and decisions. Artist and artisan, he is as visually sensitive as the paper he uses is to light. And he sublimates each photograph into a unique print.

Carlos Barrantes, master of printing and historical processes, takes us step by step through cyanotypes. From his Perpignan laboratory, he carefully explains his preparations and manipulations, giving an artist's perspective on his choices and decisions. Artist and artisan, he is as visually sensitive as the paper he uses is to light. And he sublimates each photograph into a unique print.

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Around Pigalle | Jane Evelyn Atwood

  • France
  • 2019
  • fr
  • en
  • 27

As she prepares to publish her book "Pigalle People" and presents one of her major exhibitions “Histoires de Prostitution”, Jane Evelyn Atwood delves into her archives of the 1970s, the period when she photographed the prostitutes and transsexuals in Paris Les Halles and Pigalle districts. For four years, she captured their everyday lives and intimate moments. From the photo lab, where she prints her images, to the printing of the book and the exhibition opening, she discusses her encounters and the connections made on the street which accompany her still.

As she prepares to publish her book "Pigalle People" and presents one of her major exhibitions “Histoires de Prostitution”, Jane Evelyn Atwood delves into her archives of the 1970s, the period when she photographed the prostitutes and transsexuals in Paris Les Halles and Pigalle districts. For four years, she captured their everyday lives and intimate moments. From the photo lab, where she prints her images, to the printing of the book and the exhibition opening, she discusses her encounters and the connections made on the street which accompany her still.

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Inside | Frédéric Fontenoy

  • France
  • 2017
  • fr
  • en
  • 25

An insight into the erotic world of Frédéric Fontenoy through a photo shoot. His research with his models, his large format photography, his 1930s aesthetic and his collaboration with master printer Diamantino Quintas. In the tranquil setting of a Paris apartment, a time capsule straight out of the 1930s, three young models get ready. In the adjoining room, the photographer puts the finishing touches to a very elaborate mise en scene. Frédéric Fontenoy is considered one of the masters of contemporary fetish photography. Working with a large format view camera and assisted by his printer, he creates singular images, spending hours perfecting every detail.

An insight into the erotic world of Frédéric Fontenoy through a photo shoot. His research with his models, his large format photography, his 1930s aesthetic and his collaboration with master printer Diamantino Quintas. In the tranquil setting of a Paris apartment, a time capsule straight out of the 1930s, three young models get ready. In the adjoining room, the photographer puts the finishing touches to a very elaborate mise en scene. Frédéric Fontenoy is considered one of the masters of contemporary fetish photography. Working with a large format view camera and assisted by his printer, he creates singular images, spending hours perfecting every detail.

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